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  • The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (NR)

    Documentary maker Vikram Jayanti scored an enviable media "get" when record producer Phil Spector granted him an extended interview in March 2007, a month before he was scheduled to stand trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. more...
  • Agora (NR)

    Rachel Weisz stars as Hypatia, a fourth-century philosopher whose school in the famous Library of Alexandria is the only ecumenical institution in a city riven by sectarian violence among pagans, Jews, and Christians. more...
  • Agrarian Utopia (NR)

    The story of two rice growers and their families opens up a discussion about sustainable agriculture, modernization, and utopia in this 2009 film by Uruphong Raksasad. more...
  • Ahead of Time (NR)

    Robert Richman directed this documentary profile of Ruth Gruber, focusing on her international journalism in the years leading up to World War II and her globe-trotting work for the U.S. Department of the Interior. more...
  • Aida (NR)

    Isabelle Kabatu and Salvatore Licitra star in this 2009 performance of the Verdi opera, directed by Enrico Castiglione. more...
  • Air Doll (NR)

    In this quirky riff on the Galatea myth, Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking, Maborosi) adapts a manga by Yoshiie Gouda about a blow-up sex doll that comes alive one morning after its owner leaves for work. more...
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  • 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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  • Alamar (NR)

    Less a documentary than a naturalistic prose poem, this Mexican feature reveals in all its hardship and beauty a vanishing way of life: the daily work of fishermen who ply the giant coastal reefs of Mexico's Edenic Banco Chinchorro. more...
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  • All About Evil (NR)

    Joshua Grannell directed this horror film about a librarian who inherits the family's movie house and becomes a serial killer. more...
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  • All for One (NR)

    This broad comedy from Colombia has the swift pacing and loopy logic of a 30s screwball picture, and its sunny tone feels refreshingly old-fashioned too. more...
  • All In: The Poker Movie (NR)

    Documentary maker Douglas Tirola looks at the history of poker in America, from its 19th-century origins on the Mississippi steamboats to its current popularity across the nation. more...
  • All She Can (NR)

    Amy Wendel's drama tells the story of a small-town woman who competes in a weightlifting competition in hope of winning a scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin. more...