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  • F for Fake
  • F for Fake (NR)

    Orson Welles's underrated 1973 essay film—made from discarded documentary footage by Francois Reichenbach and new material from Welles—forms a kind of dialectic with Welles's never-completed It's All True. more...
  • Faat Kiné

    Ousmane Sembene, the greatest of all African filmmakers (and one of the finest fiction writers on the continent as well), directed this upbeat 2000 comedy from Senegal, about a sassy, self-made woman who manages a filling station. more...
  • A Face in the Crowd

    Andy Griffith, as a hick radio star modeled on Arthur Godfrey, delivers an astonishing, sinister performance in Elia Kazan's 1957 essay on media demagoguery. more...
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  • Faces

    John Cassavetes's galvanic 1968 drama about one long night in the lives of an estranged well-to-do married couple (John Marley and Lynn Carlin) and their temporary lovers (Gena Rowlands and Seymour Cassel) was the first of his independent features to become a hit, and it's not hard to see why. more...
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  • Faces of Women

    This 1985 debut feature by Ivory Coast director Desiré Ecaré gathered some attention for its steamy sexuality (the film was banned in its native country), though Ecare ultimately seems more concerned with establishing connections between economics and emerging African feminism than in providing erotic kicks (not surprisingly, the feminism that emerges owes more to tribal traditions of gender solidarity and rivalry than to modern ideological consciousness). more...
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  • Faces Places
  • Faces Places

    In this French road movie, whose original title juxtaposes faces with villages, 89-year-old filmmaker Agnès Varda follows 33-year-old photographer and installation muralist JR across the countryside as he and his team photograph working people, enlarge these shots into monumental black-and-white likenesses, and paste them onto the sides of the buildings where the subjects live and work. more...
  • Facing the Truth

    Beautifully shot in black-and-white 'Scope, this haunting memory play by Danish writer-director Nils Malmros re-creates the life and crimes of his father, Richard Malmros, an eminent neurosurgeon disgraced late in life for having administered a known carcinogen to patients during the 1940s. more...
  • Facing Windows

    An attractive young woman (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) trapped in a dead-end marriage to a feckless laborer (Filippo Nigro) is shaken from her unhappy complacence when her husband insists on taking in an amnesiac old man they find on the street (Massimo Girotti). more...
  • Factory Girl

    The short, sad life of Warhol “superstar” Edie Sedgwick gets a compassionate treatment from the underrated George Hickenlooper (The Man From Elysian Fields). more...
  • Fados

    Carlos Saura (Flamenco, Tango) devotes this exquisite 2007 musical to fado, a Portuguese song tradition that began during the 19th-century influx of rural poor and colonial emigres to Lisbon. more...
  • Fahrenheit 9/11

    For once the hype is true: Michael Moore outdoes himself as a polemicist, surveying the presidency of George W. Bush as if our lives depended on it. more...
  • Fair Game (PG-13)

    You'd have to go back to All the President's Men (1976) for a better example of fresh American political scandal being turned into slam-bang, star-powered drama. more...
  • The Fairy (NR)

    Physical comedy is so rare in movies now that a team like Bruno Romy, Fiona Gordon, and Dominique Abel is something to be treasured—their Belgian features (L'Iceberg, Rumba) teem with deft slapstick and clever sight gags, skillfully directed and often gut-laugh funny. more...
  • The Fall (R)

    Director Tarsem (The Cell) reworks the 1981 Bulgarian film Yo Ho Ho for this stylish fantasy, which premiered at the Toronto film festival in 2006 but was released only this year under the auspices of filmmakers David Fincher (Seven) and Spike Jonze (Adaptation). more...