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  • Happy Together

    A star vehicle, not only because its leads were two of the hottest stars in Hong Kong cinema (Tony Leung and the late Leslie Cheung) and a Taiwanese pop star (Chang Chen, who played the 14-year-old hero of Edward Yang's A Brighter Summer Day), but also because writer-director Wong Kar-wai is something of a star himself. more...
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  • How to Survive a Plague

    ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) may have lodged itself in the public consciousness with its angry publicity stunts—disrupting a broadcast of the CBS Evening News, invading a mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York—but as this 2012 documentary reveals, the organization may have been most impressive for its disciplined mastery of medical fact and public health policy. more...
  • Hadewijch

    The title of this 2009 French drama refers to both the 13th-century Catholic mystic and a doleful 21st-century virgin named after her (Julie Sokolowski), who's evicted from her rural convent for her excessive piety and self-abnegation. more...
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  • Helvetica (NR)

    This fascinating British documentary by Gary Hustwit uses the 50th anniversary of the Swiss typeface Helvetica to consider a half century of graphic design, exploring the tension between the orderly postwar modernists and the individualists who came after them. more...
  • Hombre

    Novelist Elmore Leonard cited this 1967 western as one of his favorite movies adapted from his work, and it's an especially fine realization of his flawless structure and wish-I'd-said-that dialogue. more...
  • High Art

    As storytelling it isn't always as clean as it might be, but this 1998 first feature by writer-director Lisa Cholodenko is an interesting debut for its nuanced sense of character and its terrific sex scenes—scenes that actually serve character development for a change. more...
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  • Happy Together

    Patrick Dempsey and Helen Slater play college freshmen who become lovers after accidentally wind up as roommates. more...
  • Heathers

    Michael Lehmann's first film as a director and Daniel Waters's first film as a screenwriter, this misanthropic 1989 black comedy about the cruelty of high school teenagers succeeds at least in being offbeat, but its inanities and glib pretensions are so thick that it mainly comes across as tacky and contrived. more...
  • Hoop Dreams

    This epic, compulsively watchable 170-minute documentary (1994), about two Chicago inner-city basketball whizzes, William Gates and Arthur Agee, striving to land the right grades and scholarships to make it to the big time (and stay there), is a heady dose of the American dream and the American nightmare combined—a numbing investigation of how one point on an exam or one basket or turnover in a game can make all the difference in a family's fortunes. more...
  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    A new drama by British director Mike Leigh is always cause for celebration, though if you saw his last two—All or Nothing (2002), about a modern working-class family coming apart at the seams, and Vera Drake (2004), about a good-hearted 1950s matriarch who performs back-alley abortions—you may not have been in a mood to celebrate afterward. more...