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  • 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...
  • The Trip (NR)

    On assignment for a food magazine, comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon go on a six-day tour of northern England, a pretense for them to riff on such subjects as aging, history, and worldly success. more...
  • The Art of the Steal (NR)

    Philadelphia pharmaceutical baron Albert C. Barnes saw greatness in the canvases of Matisse and Van Gogh long before the curatorial caste caught on to post-Impressionism, and before he died he took great pains to protect his world-class art collection from both the grasping Philly establishment and the eyes of the unwashed millions. more...
  • Ajami (NR)

    Jewish filmmaker Yaron Shani and Palestinian filmmaker Scandar Copti collaborated on this gritty Israeli drama, which circles around chronologically in Pulp Fiction fashion to tell the interlocking stories of three families. more...
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  • The Army of Crime (NR)

    Jean-Pierre Melville's French thriller Army of Shadows (1969) angered some with its frank depiction of the moral compromises sustained by French resistance fighters during the Nazi occupation; two generations later, French Armenian filmmaker Robert Guediguian delivers another epic drama of the resistance, though his 2009 film stresses the commitment and sacrifice of a real-life terror cell commanded by the Armenian poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian). more...
  • 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...