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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Welcome to Sarajevo

    Much anticipated at the 1997 Cannes festival, where it was received with quiet disappointment, this film by Michael Winterbottom provides yet another cinematic perspective on the war in Bosnia—the most tepid contribution to the genre to date. more...
  • Welcome to Sarajevo

    Archival footage and footage doctored to look archival allow director Michael Winterbottom to use reality without giving up the advantages of drama as he tells the story of a journalist from England (Stephen Dillane) who decides to help a nine-year-old girl leave war-torn Sarajevo. more...
  • Whale Rider

    Adapted from a novel by Witi Ihimaera, this magic-realist film from New Zealand updates an ancient Maori legend about a coastal village whose founder arrived on the back of a whale. more...
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    The last of Otto Preminger's studio pictures at Fox, this 1950 feature has many of the noirish qualities of Laura and Fallen Angel: Dana Andrews, ambiguity about the characters' dark undertones, and a fluid, fascinating mise en scene. more...
  • White Dog (PG)

    Samuel Fuller's 1982 masterpiece about American racism—his last work shot in this country—focuses on the efforts of a black animal trainer (Paul Winfield) to deprogram a dog that has been trained to attack blacks. more...
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