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  • Let Me In (R)

    Cloverfield director Matt Reeves remakes the Swedish horror movie Let the Right One In (2008), about a bullied schoolboy living in a remote, sterile housing complex in the 1980s and the little girl next door who turns out to be a vampire. more...
  • Let the Right One In (R)

    Like George A. Romero's horror classic Martin (1977), this Swedish shocker mixes vampire mythology with adolescent melancholy, and just as the earlier film was rooted in reality by its run-down Pittsburgh locations, this one draws heavily on its working-class setting, a drab suburb of Stockholm. more...
  • Leviathan (R)

    On the page, this might sound like a straightforward condemnation of Putin's Russia: a stoic family man tries to stop the seizure of his coastal property by the wealthy mayor, thereby rousing the combined wrath of government officials, law enforcement, and the Orthodox Church. more...
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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...
  • The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (R)

    If Wes Anderson's Rushmore recalls J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and his The Royal Tenenbaums offers a touch of Franny and Zooey, this 2004 feature by Anderson feature suffers from the mannerist self-consciousness of Seymour: An Introduction. more...
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  • Life Happens (R)

    Set in Los Angeles, this unfunny comedy succeeds only in perpetuating the worst stereotypes about that city. more...
  • Life Itself
  • Life Itself (R)

    Steve James's documentary portrait of Roger Ebert alternates between a spirited account of the film critic's life and a sobering chronicle of his final months, when he continued working as his body disintegrated from cancer. more...
  • Life of Brian (R)

    Originally titled Jesus Christ: Lust for Glory, this Monty Python parody of the New Testament (1979) stars Graham Chapman as the title character, a nebbish who's acclaimed by the rabble as a messiah and put to death by the Romans. more...
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

    Matthew McConaughey stars as a slick, heavily booked criminal defense attorney in LA, who operates out of the back of a chauffeur-driven Lincoln Continental. more...
  • Lions for Lambs (R)

    No one can fault Matthew Michael Carnahan for his political engagement: his screenplays for The Kingdom and this drama both address the moral cost of the war on terror. more...
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  • Lisztomania (R)

    A psychobiography of Franz Liszt (played by Roger Daltrey), this is Ken Russell's most furiously convoluted film to date—a morass of misplaced energy. more...
  • Little Birds (R)

    Two 15-year-old girls (Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker) ditch their hometown along the Salton Sea to follow three street-smart boys to Los Angeles. more...
  • A Little Chaos
  • A Little Chaos (R)

    Alan Rickman was born to play the Sun King—or any king, really—but neither he nor the blue-chip cast he's recruited in his capacity as director can rescue this muddled historical drama about Louis XIV's construction of the gardens at Versailles. more...
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