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  • Daisies

    My favorite Czech film, and surely one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the 60s, this madcap and aggressive feminist farce by Vera Chytilova explodes in any number of directions. more...
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  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (NR)

    Robert Bresson's ravishing second feature (1945) relocates a self-contained anecdote from Diderot's 18th-century Jacques le Fataliste in a modern setting, with dialogue by Cocteau, about a jealous woman (Maria Casares), ditched by her lover (Paul Bernard), who takes her revenge by tricking the man into marrying a prostitute (Elina Labourdette). more...
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  • Days of Being Wild

    Wong Kar-wai's idiosyncratic style first became apparent in this gorgeously moody second feature (1991), whose romantic vision of 1960 Hong Kong as a network of unfulfilled longings would later echo through In the Mood for Love. more...
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  • Deep Water

    Louise Osmond and Jerry Rothwell's bleakly gripping documentary uses audio recordings, archival 16-millimeter film, and assorted interviews to chart the ill-fated voyage of Donald Crowhurst, a 36-year-old father of four and owner of a failing marine-electronics business, who in 1968 competed in the first around-the-world solo yachting race. more...
  • Desire

    Nominally directed by Frank Borzage, this engaging 1936 romantic comedy about an American executive (Gary Cooper) who spends his Riviera vacation with a jewel thief (Marlene Dietrich) was produced by Ernst Lubitsch, and reflects his personality much more than Borzage's. more...
  • Dirty Wars (NR)

    The flood of theatrical documentaries about the War on Terror—Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), Why We Fight (2005), The Ground Truth (2006), No End in Sight (2007), Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Standard Operating Procedure (2008)—has slowed to a trickle since President Obama took office, which makes this uncompromising exposé from reporter Jeremy Scahill even more important. more...
  • Do the Right Thing (R)

    With the possible exception of his cable miniseries When the Levees Broke, this 1989 feature is still Spike Lee's best work, chronicling a very hot day on a single block of Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, when a series of minor encounters and incidents lead to an explosion of racial violence at an Italian-owned pizzeria. more...
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