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  • Almost Brothers

    This 2004 Brazilian political drama follows two childhood friends whose lives intersect repeatedly over four decades despite their social backgrounds: Miguel was born to a middle-class white family, Jorge to black parents from the slums of Rio de Janeiro. more...
  • Almost Holy
  • Almost Holy

    Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko, the flawed hero of this stirring 2015 documentary, runs Pilgrim Republic, a rehabilitation center for drug-addicted street kids in Mariupol, Ukraine. more...
  • Aloft
  • Aloft (R)

    This distinctive magic realist drama marks the English-language debut of Peruvian writer-director Claudia Llosa, who received an Oscar nomination for her previous feature, The Milk of Sorrow (2009). more...
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  • Alphaville

    The unadorned streets of Paris become Alpha 60, Capital of Pain, in Jean-Luc Godard's smoky, acrid 1965 science fiction film. more...
  • The Amazing Catfish
  • The Amazing Catfish (NR)

    This glorious 2013 debut feature by Mexican writer-director Claudia Sainte-Luce takes one of the most shopworn melodramatic premises—a dying mother and her children trying to make the best of their time together—and makes it feel spontaneous and new. more...
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  • Amazing Grace

    Flawed but ambitious, this biopic of British parliamentarian William Wilberforce closely tracks the political maneuvering of the late 18th and early 19th centuries as reformers campaign to end Britain's participation in the slave trade. more...
  • The Ambassador

    Danish troublemaker Mads Brugger—whose video The Red Chapel (2009) documented a politically fraught cultural exchange between Denmark and North Korea—embarks on an even more dangerous and revealing international expedition, this time to the Central African Republic. more...
  • America: Freedom to Fascism

    Provocative but also infuriating, this alarmist documentary argues that the levying of a federal income tax in 1913 was unconstitutional and set America on the road to fascism. more...
  • American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art (NR)

    As you might guess from the portentous title and redundant subtitle, video maker Merle Becker suffers from an inflated sense of her subject's importance, amplified in the narration by her references to "the poster movement" (for some reason, every pop-culture trend has to be consecrated as a movement). more...
  • The American Astronaut

    Astronauts roam the galaxy like homeless cowpokes in Cory McAbee's tripped-out, low-budget comic space opera (2001), a ripping yarn about a nearly broke intergalactic trader (McAbee) transporting a 16-year-old boy to a nearly all-female colony on Venus while being chased by the murderous Professor Hess (played with wonderful understatement by Rocco Sisto). more...
  • American Casino

    In terms of monetary scale, no heist thriller could ever compete with this probing documentary about the subprime mortgage scandal and the financial services industry’s greedy embrace of a $12 trillion taxpayer bailout. more...
  • American Fugitive: The Truth About Hassan

    This intriguing 2006 digital documentary goes behind the explosive headlines surrounding the 2001 release of Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Kandahar, which costarred African-American Hassan Tantai—aka David Belfield, wanted in the U.S. since 1980 for murdering a supporter of the shah of Iran. more...