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  • Man on a Ledge (PG-13)

    Asger Leth, best known for the political documentary Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006), isn't someone I expected to revive the taut, unpretentious crime filmmaking that flourished in 1950s Hollywood, but this noirish thriller is as self-knowingly ludicrous and thoroughly enjoyable as Fritz Lang's Beyond a Reasonable Doubt or While the City Sleeps. more...
  • Mother (R)

    With The Host, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho unpacked the cultural and geopolitical baggage of the atomic monster movie; this follow-up (2009) takes on the fractured Freudianism of Hitchcock's Psycho. more...
  • Mean Streets (R)

    Martin Scorsese's intrusive insistence on his abstract, metaphysical theme—the possibility of modern sainthood—marks this 1973 film, his first to attract critical notice, as still somewhat immature, yet the acting and editing have such an original, tumultuous force that the picture is completely gripping. more...
  • Murder by Contract (NR)

    This rarely screened 1958 gem about the mind of a contract killer is one of Martin Scorsese's favorite thrillers, and it's easy to see why. more...