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  • Life After Beth
  • Life After Beth (R)

    After the title character (Aubrey Plaza) dies of a snakebite, her grief-stricken boyfriend (Dane DeHaan) and parents (Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly) are stunned to see her show up again, unharmed and unfazed, with no memory of what's happened. more...
  • Life of Riley
  • Life of Riley

    Alain Resnais died just a few weeks after this final work premiered at the Berlin film festival in February 2014; the theme, fittingly enough, is preparing for death, but the execution is breezy and good-humored. more...
  • L'il Quinquin
  • L'il Quinquin

    Originally broadcast as a four-part miniseries, this oddball mystery from Bruno Dumont (Twentynine Palms, Camille Claudel 1915) engages in a kind of tonal jujitsu: the story line is divided between children and adults, though by the end the grown-ups seem like the juveniles and vice versa. more...
  • Listen Up Philip
  • Listen Up Philip

    Alex Ross Perry, writer-director-star of the breakout indie comedy The Color Wheel, has found the perfect mouthpiece in Jason Schwartzman; as a rising young novelist in the Philip Roth vein, Schwartzman delivers Perry's dyspeptic, neurotic, supremely arrogant dialogue even better than Perry himself did in the earlier movie. more...
  • The Lobster
  • The Lobster (R)

    The Lobster, the first English-language feature from Greek writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos, takes place in a dystopian world where single people are hunted with tranquilizer darts and, when captured, must secure a suitable mate within 45 days or be transformed into an animal. more...
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (R)

    Thieves, gamblers, and drug dealers in London's East End become murderers and victims in this farce full of predigested ironies (1999, 105 min.), about the fate of a pair of antique rifles and everyone who tries to steal, sell, or fire them. more...