• Zoolander (PG-13)

    Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are pouting male supermodels and runway rivals in this priceless 2001 farce, which purports to satirize the fashion economy (the rickety plot involves a Malaysian politician who's vowed to end child labor) but mines most of its laughs from simple vanity. more...
  • The Artist (PG-13)

    French director Michel Hazanavicius takes a break from his OSS 117 spy spoofs to pay loving tribute to the silent cinema, re-creating its luminous black-and-white photography and consigning all the dialogue to intertitles. more...
  • True Grit (PG-13)

    Charles Portis's wonderful comic novel True Grit (1968) had the combined fortune and misfortune of being instantly made into a John Wayne western, which won the star his first Oscar and ultimately eclipsed the book. more...
  • The School of Rock (PG-13)

    Broadly speaking, this 2003 comedy is Richard Linklater's French Cancan—that is to say, a humanist's joyful exploration of the musical in which the actors' personalities resonate as much as the characters they play. more...
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  • Clueless (PG-13)

    If you gave up on writer-director Amy Heckerling after Look Who's Talking and its sequel, this 1995 comedy—improbably but cleverly adapted by Heckerling from Jane Austen's Emma—might get you interested again. more...
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  • The Brothers Grimm (PG-13)

    This brisk, free-falling fantasy (2005) about the famous collators of German fairy tales, played here as a kind of comedy act by Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, is Terry Gilliam's most entertaining work since the glory days of Time Bandits, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and The Fisher King. more...
  • Rescue Dawn (PG-13)

    Released by MGM, starring two busy Hollywood actors, and easily slotted as a Vietnam POW adventure, this 2009 drama could be Werner Herzog's most commercial movie ever. more...
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