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  • Volver (R)

    If only contemporary American filmmakers were as generous toward actresses as Pedro Almodovar, whose movies offer women the complex roles once enjoyed by Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani, and Sophia Loren. more...
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    The View From Tall

    Coming-of-age movies, with their tropes of alienation, rebellion, and burgeoning sexuality, are reliable (if often disposable) fare for the teen market, but this Chicago-set love story breaks new ground with the protagonist's self-knowledge and directness. more...
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  • A Very Merry Terror in the Aisles Christmas

    Local horror cultists Terror in the Aisles present a yuletide triple feature: at 5 PM, John Carpenter's The Thing (1982); at 7 PM, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), with star Mark Patton in person; and at 9 PM, Carpenter's They Live (1988). more...
  • Victoria
  • Victoria

    This German thriller was shot entirely in one take, and the stunt is so impressive that it often overshadows the drama. more...
  • Victor Frankenstein
  • Victor Frankenstein (PG-13)

    In this cartoonish adaptation of Frankenstein, the title character (James McAvoy) is a dandyish lout and the story unfolds from the perspective of his assistant, Igor (Daniel Radcliffe). more...
  • Viva (R)

    A young, gay hairdresser (Héctor Medina) who styles wigs for a drag troupe in a Havana nightclub starts supplementing his meager income by taking to the stage himself, but just as he's discovering the joys of performance, his long-absent father (Jorge Perugorría) is released from prison, moves in, and forbids him to go near the club. more...
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    A Voice Among the Silent

    This short documentary provides a succinct introduction to the life of James G. McDonald, an adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the first U.S. ambassador to Israel. more...
  • Very Semi-Serious
  • Very Semi-Serious

    The gold standard for single-panel cartoons, the New Yorker considers about 1,000 submissions a week but publishes only 15, which should give an idea of the cutthroat competition. more...
  • Vacation
  • Vacation (R)

    Rusty Griswold, the son in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), is all grown up now, and because fate is cruel, he's turned into Ed Helms. more...