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  • The Wages of Fear (NR)

    In Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1953 suspense classic, four out-of-work Europeans (Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli, Peter Van Eyck), trapped in a squalid South American village that's exploited by a U.S. oil company, agree to drive two truckloads of nitroglycerine over 300 miles of primitive roads in exchange for $2,000 each—if they survive. more...
  • Wake in Fright

    Ted Kotcheff (First Blood, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz) directed this forgotten Australian masterpiece (1971) about an arrogant Sydney schoolteacher (Garry Bond) who's slowly driven mad after a prolonged stay in the Yabba, a desolate mining town in the middle of the Australian outback. more...
  • Waking Life

    Richard Linklater's exciting and innovative feature (2001) was shot on digital video, then transformed into a new kind of animation that works wonders with the subtleties of body language and creates hallucinatory effects with palpitating backgrounds. more...
  • War Witch (NR)

    Canadian writer-director Kim Nguyen spent nearly a decade researching this docudrama about child soldiers in Africa, and the film feels as authoritative as a first-hand account. more...
  • Warrendale

    For this striking cinema verite documentary (1967), Canadian filmmaker Allan King spent eight weeks observing children and counselors at a Toronto facility for emotionally disturbed children; its director, Dr. Martin Fischer, advocated an experimental therapy in which the children were physically held down during their tantrums and forced to articulate what they were feeling. more...
  • Waste Land

    New York artist Vik Muniz returned to his native Brazil to collaborate on a series of artworks with impoverished garbage pickers, or catadores, from the vast Jardim Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro; using all manner of refuse, Muniz created and then photographed giant landscape portraits of selected catadores, with all proceeds from sale of the framed prints going to the subjects. more...
  • We Live in Public

    Tagged "the Warhol of Web TV," online entrepreneur Josh Harris used the wealth he accumulated as founder of the webcasting site Pseudo.com to stage forward-looking and ultimately nightmarish human experiments in digital media. more...
  • The Weather Underground

    This fascinating documentary by Sam Green and Bill Siegel (2002) looks at the Weathermen, whose radical antiwar activism during the late 60s and early 70s culminated in acts of domestic terrorism. more...
  • Weekend (NR)

    Heading home from a party one Friday night, semicloseted Russell (Tom Cullen) stops off at a gay bar, where he picks up the direct, proudly out Glen (Chris New). more...