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  • Daddy Nostalgia

    Not only is Jane Birkin at her best in this low-key, realistic 1990 drama, she's also the element that ties the whole thing together. more...
  • Daddy's Little Girls (PG-13)

    Dismissed by critics but embraced by African-American audiences, Tyler Perry now opens his pictures without press previews, but on the basis of this expert melodrama he might want to reconsider. more...
  • Daisies

    My favorite Czech film, and surely one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the 60s, this madcap and aggressive feminist farce by Vera Chytilova explodes in any number of directions. more...
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  • Daisy Kenyon

    A high-40s women's picture (1947), with Joan Crawford as a fashion designer torn between two lovers—calculating Dana Andrews and wholesome Henry Fonda. more...
  • Dallas Buyers Club (R)

    Matthew McConaughey, looking like a waxen Marlboro Man, stars as Ron Woodroof, a real-life Texan who was infected with AIDS in the mid-80s and defied his doctors' death sentence by smuggling great quantities of unlicensed pharmaceuticals into the U.S. Critics are praising this drama for its flashy performances by McConaughey, whose homophobic character is softened by his experience, and Jared Leto, as a transgender man who becomes first his antagonist and then his ally; like the Tom Hanks-Denzel Washington relationship in Philadelphia (1993), their growing fellowship is supposed to provide an entry point for socially conservative viewers, though one wonders if that's really necessary at this point. more...
  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (NR)

    Robert Bresson's ravishing second feature (1945) relocates a self-contained anecdote from Diderot's 18th-century Jacques le Fataliste in a modern setting, with dialogue by Cocteau, about a jealous woman (Maria Casares), ditched by her lover (Paul Bernard), who takes her revenge by tricking the man into marrying a prostitute (Elina Labourdette). more...
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  • The Damned and the Sacred

    Dutch documentarian Jos de Putter directed this 2002 feature about Daymokhk, a children's dance troupe from war-torn Chechnya, as it tours Europe by bus. more...
  • The Damned United

    The arrogance of power holds a special fascination for Peter Morgan, whose screenplays for The Last King of Scotland, The Queen, and Frost/Nixon rank among the juiciest historical dramas of the past few years. more...
  • A Damsel in Distress

    With a script cowritten by P.G. Wodehouse and original songs by George and Ira Gershwin (including “Nice Work If You Can Get It”), there's no reason Fred Astaire's first starring vehicle without Ginger Rogers should've been the commercial flop it was. more...
  • Dan in Real Life

    The title refers to an advice-to-the-lovelorn column written by the hero (Steve Carell), a widower with three daughters who takes them to a family reunion in Rhode Island, but it isn't too bad as a description of the movie's plot. more...
  • The Dance Camera: Locked & Loaded

    Curated by Daniele Wilmouth, these eight shorts showcase dance in provocative ways—from Switzerland, Elodie Pong's Je Suis une Bombe (2006) includes the startling image of a young woman pole dancing in a panda suit. more...
  • The Dance of Reality
  • The Dance of Reality

    Cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, The Holy Mountain) returned to his native Chile to shoot this autobiographical head trip (2013), which plays like Fellini with its circus performers and fantastic personal reveries but also offers such midnight-movie outrages as a gang of singing amputees and an assassin's stray bullet blowing the head off a statue of Jesus. more...
  • Dancing Across Borders

    When Anne Bass plucked a young Cambodian temple dancer from poverty and brought him to New York to study ballet, she did more than just transform someone's life; videotaping his progress over the years, she laid the groundwork for this vivid documentary about a rare talent, his extraordinary teachers, and cross-pollination of the arts in the global era. more...