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  • Zoolander (PG-13)

    Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are pouting male supermodels and runway rivals in this priceless 2001 farce, which purports to satirize the fashion economy (the rickety plot involves a Malaysian politician who's vowed to end child labor) but mines most of its laughs from simple vanity. more...
  • Mud (PG-13)

    After the impressive Take Shelter, writer-director Jeff Nichols takes on the sort of swampy southern gothic that David Gordon Green handled so masterfully in Undertow (2004). more...
  • The Artist (PG-13)

    French director Michel Hazanavicius takes a break from his OSS 117 spy spoofs to pay loving tribute to the silent cinema, re-creating its luminous black-and-white photography and consigning all the dialogue to intertitles. more...
  • True Grit (PG-13)

    Charles Portis's wonderful comic novel True Grit (1968) had the combined fortune and misfortune of being instantly made into a John Wayne western, which won the star his first Oscar and ultimately eclipsed the book. more...
  • Me and Orson Welles (PG-13)

    Surely the great filmmaker would have gotten a rueful chuckle from the fact that he's been a character in almost as many movies (including RKO 281, Cradle Will Rock, Ed Wood, and Heavenly Creatures) as he was ever permitted to direct. more...
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  • The Soloist (PG-13)

    Once a promising music student at Juilliard, Nathaniel Ayers was schizophrenic and homeless, playing violin on the streets of LA, when columnist Steve Lopez began writing about him in the Los Angeles Times in 2005. more...
  • Valentino: The Last Emperor (PG-13)

    Part celebrity dish, part business journalism, this illuminating 2008 documentary about the legendary Italian designer Valentino Garavani spans the tumultuous final two years of his decades-long reign as one of the most successful innovators in the fashion industry. more...