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  • December Boys

    This amiable coming-of-age picture concerns four teenage orphans living at a Catholic convent in the Australian outback. more...
  • Deep End (R)

    Jerzy Skolimowski's first English-language film (1970), made just after his departure from Poland—which may help account for the film's unusually strong sense of displacement, unfamiliarity, and isolation. more...
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  • Deep Valley

    Before getting swamped by overproduced CinemaScope features, Jean Negulesco was a skillful director of noirs and other small pictures, as evidenced by Road House (1948) and this neglected drama about a couple on the run (1947). more...
  • Deep Water

    Louise Osmond and Jerry Rothwell's bleakly gripping documentary uses audio recordings, archival 16-millimeter film, and assorted interviews to chart the ill-fated voyage of Donald Crowhurst, a 36-year-old father of four and owner of a failing marine-electronics business, who in 1968 competed in the first around-the-world solo yachting race. more...
  • Deliver Us From Evil

    The outrages of pedophile priests have generated screaming headlines but relatively little understanding of the Catholic culture that permitted and concealed such crimes, which makes this informed documentary by Amy Berg all the more valuable. more...
  • The Departed (R)

    After a pair of expensive historical epics (Gangs of New York, The Aviator) Martin Scorsese returns to the well for this blistering crime thriller (2006) about cops and robbers in South Boston. more...
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  • Departures

    An Oscar winner for best foreign-language film, this moving 2008 Japanese drama stars Masahiro Motoki (Shall We Dance?) more...
  • Films by Maya Deren

    Three films by the great experimental dancer-performer-filmmaker-theorist, perhaps the first major figure in the American avant-garde cinema: Meshes of the Afternoon (1943, 18 min.), codirected by Alexander Hammid; At Land (1944, 15 min.), possibly her greatest film; and Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1985, 52 min.), her posthumously edited documentary about voodoo rituals. more...
  • Films by Maya Deren

    Short 16-millimeter films by the great experimental dancer-performer-filmmaker-theorist Maya Deren, perhaps the first major figure in the American avant-garde cinema: Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), codirected by Alexander Hammid; At Land (1944), possibly her greatest film; A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945); Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946); her unjustly neglected Meditation of Violence (1948); and The Very Eye of Night (1959). more...
  • Derrida

    If you think 85 minutes devoted to a “difficult” French philosopher is bound to be either abstruse or watered-down, think again: offscreen interlocutor Amy Ziering Kofman, a former student of Jacques Derrida, collaborating with codirector Kirby Dick, has worked out a very accessible and unpretentious way of conveying both the philosophy and likable personality of her subject. more...
  • Design for Living

    When Ernst Lubitsch's film of Noel Coward's famous farce was released in 1933, Ben Hecht's screenplay was attacked for coarsening Coward, and Lubitsch was ridiculed for casting Gary Cooper, Fredric March, and Miriam Hopkins in the parts played onstage by Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, and Coward himself. more...
  • Desire

    Nominally directed by Frank Borzage, this engaging 1936 romantic comedy about an American executive (Gary Cooper) who spends his Riviera vacation with a jewel thief (Marlene Dietrich) was produced by Ernst Lubitsch, and reflects his personality much more than Borzage's. more...