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  • Identity Politics

    Three documentaries look at how radicals are defined--and redefined.
  • Give Up the Gimmick

    Woody Allen tries his hand at a puzzle movie a la Memento or The Jacket, but put the pieces together and what have you got?
  • The Past Recaptured

    Alain Resnais, the most gifted misunderstood French filmmaker alive, turns a silly 20s farce into a dreamlike evocation of classic Hollywood musicals.
  • Welcome, Stranger

    Two family flicks explore the upside of home invasion.
  • The Winter of His Discontent

    Jean-Luc Godard has gotten less combatitve and more meditative in his old age.
  • Silents Are Golden

    Yasujiro Oju is best known for his talkies, but in some ways his silent films are even better.
  • Communication Breakdown

    It's hard to tell whether James L. Brooks is telling lies well or truths badly.
  • Tales From the Vault

    What does a neglected indie classic about Native Americans have in common with a couple of occult B movies?
  • Kiarostami at Work

    Abbas Kiarostami tries to explain himself and reveals contradictions and a penchant for hyperbole--along with surprising insights.
  • LA Existential

    Thom Andersen crams architectural history, film criticism, political analysis, and more into a rhapsodic paean to his hometown.
  • Same Old Lefty Claptrap

    John Sayles's election-year film noir means well, but it won't swing any voters.