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  • Angelus

    Lech Majewski's dazzling visual talents are on full display in this absurdist comedy (2000) set in a rural Silesian mining town during the 1940s and '50s, where seven miners—followers of a 300-year-old Rosicrucian holy man—attempt to prevent the apocalypse prophesied by their dubious spiritual leader. more...
  • Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet

    This scholarly 2005 tribute to activist Gendun Choephel (1903-'51) stands out among movies about the Sino-Tibetan conflict because Swiss filmmaker Luc Shaedler, like his subject, aims to demythologize Tibet. more...
  • Animal Kingdom (R)

    In the opening shot of this tense Australian noir, a comfy domestic scene turns lurid and tragic in the blink of an eye, which is a pretty good encapsulation of the entire movie. more...
  • The Animated Films of Adam K. Beckett

    Curated by Jim Trainor, this show collects early work by Adam K. Beckett, who was trained at the California School of the Arts and died in a fire at age 29, shortly after serving as animation and rotoscope designer on Star Wars (1977). more...
  • The Animation Show of Shows

    Curated by Ron Diamond, the annual Animation Show of Shows anthology collects short works from around the world; this year's entries range from narrative to abstraction but all demonstrate the highest dedication to craft. more...
  • The Animation Show

    The ongoing decline of the Spike & Mike festivals, with their crappy computer animation and pointlessly scatological gags, has been offset by the growing excellence of Mike Judge's Animation Show, so successful that this year Judge has actually commissioned work from four artists. more...
  • The Animation Show

    Now in its third edition, this touring anthology concocted by animators Don Hertzfeldt (Rejected) and Mike Judge blows the doors off the recent Spike and Mike packages: its 12 shorts are funny and entertaining but also artistically impressive. more...
  • Anna M.

    A bookish young Parisian (Isabelle Carré of Entre Ses Mains) attempts suicide and during her recovery becomes enamored of her surgeon (Gilbert Melki of Intimate Strangers), a happily married man whose decency and professionalism are no match for her obsession. more...
  • Anne B. Real

    Writer-director Lisa France makes an auspicious debut with this 2002 feature about a withdrawn high school poet (rapper Janice Richardson, aka JNYCE) who's inspired by Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl. more...
  • Anne McGuire: Videos

    In Anne McGuire's videos intentionally “bad” performances evoke mental states such as loneliness and sadness and even suggest mental breakdown. more...
  • Anomalisa
  • Anomalisa (R)

    Originally a pseudonymous play by eccentric screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), this uncanny and moving stop-motion animation tells a story of loneliness, selfishness, and fragile connection. more...