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  • Faces

    John Cassavetes's galvanic 1968 drama about one long night in the lives of an estranged well-to-do married couple (John Marley and Lynn Carlin) and their temporary lovers (Gena Rowlands and Seymour Cassel) was the first of his independent features to become a hit, and it's not hard to see why. more...
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  • Facing Windows

    An attractive young woman (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) trapped in a dead-end marriage to a feckless laborer (Filippo Nigro) is shaken from her unhappy complacence when her husband insists on taking in an amnesiac old man they find on the street (Massimo Girotti). more...
  • Family Portrait in Black and White

    At first this Canadian-produced documentary suggests a blandly uplifting human-interest story, introducing a Ukrainian woman who raises almost two dozen foster children of various races, but it soon expands to consider a number of tough issues, including pandemic racism in eastern Europe and the challenge of living strictly by one's moral convictions. more...
  • Far From Heaven

    Todd Haynes's best feature to date—a provocative companion piece to his underrated Safe (1995), which also starred Julianne Moore as a lost suburban housewife but is otherwise quite different. more...
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  • Faust

    The great F.W. Murnau directed only one real blockbuster in Germany, just before coming to America to make his masterpiece, Sunrise; extravagant in every sense, Faust (1926) is laden with references to Dutch, German, and Italian painting and was rivaled only by Fritz Lang's Metropolis in driving the UFA studio toward bankruptcy. more...
  • Finding Nemo 3D (G)

    This aquatic joyride from Pixar Animation Studios follows the adventures of a young clownfish who swims beyond his coral-reef colony and gets captured by divers; trapped in an aquarium inside a dentist's office in Sydney, he and his tank mates plot their escape, while his cowardly father (the voice of Albert Brooks) tries to find him with the help of a neurotic and forgetful regal blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres in her best role to date). more...
  • Fish Tank

    British filmmaker Andrea Arnold made her feature debut with Red Road (2006), an eerie, low-budget suspense story about a woman stalking, seducing, and finally exacting her revenge against the man who ruined her life. more...
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  • Forbidden Planet

    An engaging 1956 science fiction gloss of Shakespeare's Tempest, with a ship full of American astronauts landing on a mysterious planet where Walter Pidgeon and his miniskirted daughter, Anne Francis, guard the remains of a lost civilization. more...
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

    In the comedy empire of producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up), many of the breaks have gone to people who toughed it out on his unsuccessful TV series Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks: Seth Rogen, who played one of the stoners on the latter show, has become Apatow's lieutenant and most interesting find, and now Jason Segel, who played another of them, scripted and stars in this solidly funny romantic comedy. more...
  • The Fountainhead (NR)

    King Vidor turned Ayn Rand's preposterous “philosophical” novel into one of his finest and most personal films (1949), mainly by pushing the phallic imagery so hard that it surpasses Rand's rightist diatribes and even camp (“I wish I'd never seen your skyscraper!”), entering some uncharted dimension where melodrama and metaphysics exist side by side. more...
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