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  • Clerks

    At the time reportedly the cheapest American independent feature ever to be shown at Sundance (it cost less than $28,000), this raunchy 1994 black-and-white comedy by Kevin Smith (Chasing Amy) follows a day in the life of a beleaguered New Jersey convenience store clerk whose best friend (Jeff Anderson in a neat debut performance) operates the adjoining video-rental outlet. more...
  • Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (R)

    Political sex scandals erupt so frequently and evaporate so quickly that we tend to file them away in the bulging folder of American hypocrisy and forget, but the brilliant muckraker Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Casino Jack and the United States of Money) refuses to let go of the "Love Guv" fracas that brought down New York governor Eliot Spitzer. more...
  • Clueless (PG-13)

    If you gave up on writer-director Amy Heckerling after Look Who's Talking and its sequel, this 1995 comedy—improbably but cleverly adapted by Heckerling from Jane Austen's Emma—might get you interested again. more...
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  • Compliance (R)

    Craig Zobel—whose crafty debut feature Great World of Sound (2007) played at the Chicago film festival but never opened here theatrically—takes on the unenviable task of dramatizing a story that defies credulity even though it's quite true. more...
  • Cop Land

    You'd think all the familiar faces—Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro—would overwhelm this quiet 1997 thriller, but writer-director James Mangold (Heavy) puts the fine performances of these big-screen heavies in perfect perspective. more...
  • Crime of Passion

    An intelligent film noir (1957) by one of the more obscure of the 50s talents, Gerd Oswald, a German director who specialized in odd shifts between tragedy and black comedy. more...
  • Crude

    Ace documentary maker Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) anatomizes an ongoing, multibillion-dollar class-action lawsuit pitting 30,000 rural Ecuadorians against the Chevron Corporation, which has allegedly been dumping toxic waste into their sustaining length of the Amazon River. more...
  • Cul-de-sac

    Roman Polanski's second British film (Repulsion was the first) is a mean little absurdist comedy (1966) set on a remote Northumberland island; it's also one of the best and purest of all his works. more...
  • Cutter's Way

    This powerful paranoid thriller set in Santa Barbara, adapted by Jeffrey Alan Fishkin from Newton Thornberg's novel Cutter and Bone (the film's original title), is probably Ivan Passer's best American feature (1981, 105 min.). more...