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  • The Last of the Mohicans

    The usually adept Daniel Day-Lewis, employed here more as an icon than as an actor, stars as Hawkeye, frontiersman and adopted son of a Mohican (Indian activist Russell Means), who becomes romantically involved with the daughter (Madeleine Stowe) of a British officer in 1757, during the French and Indian War, in a visually handsome but dramatically attenuated 1992 adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's classic American novel. more...
  • A Late Quartet (R)

    A beloved string quartet that's been performing together for 25 years (Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Ivanir) begins to crumble after the cellist (Walken) is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. more...
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  • 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...
  • Lore (NR)

    Australian writer-director Cate Shortland, who made an impressive feature debut with Somersault (2004), returns at last with a gripping second feature that marks both a continuation of and a radical departure from the first. more...
  • Lost in La Mancha

    Filmmakers Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe traveled http://admin.chicagoreader.com/tools/object-editor?oid=1059177;close=yesto Madrid in summer 2000 to shoot a documentary about the making of Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, but instead of an ordinary promotional puff they came away with a memorable portrait of an artist watching his projected masterwork come crashing down around his ears. more...
  • The Lovers on the Bridge

    This 1992 French feature by Leos Carax (Boy Meets Girl, Bad Blood) could be the great urban expressionist fantasy of the 90s: like Sunrise and Lonesome in the 20s and Playtime and Alphaville in the 60s, it uses a city's physical characteristics to poetically reflect the consciousness of its characters. more...