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  • 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...
  • Farewell (NR)

    Christian Carion (Joyeux Noel) fashions an engrossing espionage drama from a forgotten but crucial episode of the Cold War: the 1983 spy case in which a Soviet intelligence officer leaked to the French government classified information on KGB activities in the West, ultimately emboldening President Reagan to propose his "Star Wars" missile defense shield. more...
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • Finding Vivian Maier (NR)

    Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier was almost completely unknown at the time of her death in 2009, but since then there's been an explosion of interest in her work—thanks mainly to John Maloof, who acquired some 30,000 of her prints and negatives at auction and began posting them online. more...
  • Five Hours From Paris (NR)

    This bittersweet romantic comedy (2009) centers on the anxieties of a good-natured Tel Aviv cabbie (Dror Keren): he’s afraid of airplanes but needs to fly to Paris for his son’s bar mitzvah, his ex-wife’s new husband wants him to invest in a dubious business enterprise, and he’s smitten with his son’s music teacher, an attractive—and married—Russian emigre (Elena Yaralova). more...
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  • Flowing (NR)

    Brimful and elusive, like the Heraclitean river that forever moves while standing still, Mikio Naruse's 1956 masterpiece, about a geisha house come on hard times (and not incidentally running athwart modernizing currents in Japanese culture), poises at the indefinable edge of variation and stasis, between evanescent incident and immutable form. more...
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  • The Fountainhead (NR)

    King Vidor turned Ayn Rand's preposterous “philosophical” novel into one of his finest and most personal films (1949), mainly by pushing the phallic imagery so hard that it surpasses Rand's rightist diatribes and even camp (“I wish I'd never seen your skyscraper!”), entering some uncharted dimension where melodrama and metaphysics exist side by side. more...
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  • Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (NR)

    Four tales about Reinette (Joelle Miquel), a country girl who paints and operates according to certain principles, and Mirabelle (Jessica Forde), her less rigorous friend from the city; they meet in the country in the first episode and share an apartment in Paris during the remaining three. more...
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  • Four Seasons Lodge (NR)

    Andrew Jacobs's moving documentary observes a group of elderly eastern European Jews who, 25 years ago, bought a Catskills resort where they spend their summers. more...
  • Fresh: The Movie (NR)

    This 2009 documentary about the toxic effects of industrialized farming makes many of the same points as Our Daily Bread (2005) and Food, Inc. more...
  • The Freshman (NR)

    Harold Lloyd is a small-town boy hoping to make good as an undergraduate at Tate, described as "a large football stadium with a college attached." more...