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  • The Handmaiden
  • The Handmaiden (NR)

    Nightmare monger Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance) skillfully transplants the Sarah Waters novel Fingersmith, about Victorian grifters preying on the aristocracy, to his native South Korea during the Japanese occupation. more...
  • Hands Up! (NR)

    Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski combines drama, documentary, and personal essay in this 1981 feature, a masterpiece made entirely on its own terms. more...
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  • Handsworth Songs (NR)

    The artist group Black Audio Film Collective created this experimental work in 1986, responding to the race riots that had recently erupted across England. more...
  • Hangmen Also Die (NR)

    Fritz Lang collaborated with Bertolt Brecht in creating this 1943 account of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the Reichsprotektor of Czechoslovakia. more...
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  • Hannah Arendt (NR)

    Political scientist and Holocaust survivor Arendt was a respected New York intellectual in 1961 when she attended Adolf Eichmann's trial in Jerusalem; her series of reports for the New Yorker on the Nazi war criminal's "banality of evil" soon engulfed her in a bitter, long-lingering controversy. more...
  • Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Süss (NR)

    A darling of the Third Reich, German director Veit Harlan became infamous for the anti-Semitic propaganda film Jew Suss (1940), which was seen by some 20 million Germans and another 20 million people across Europe. more...
  • Le Havre (NR)

    In the northern French port city of the title, an elderly shoe shiner calls on his circle of working-poor friends to help him protect a young African refugee from getting deported. more...
  • He Ran All the Way (NR)

    Shortly before he was driven into exile by the Hollywood blacklist, the talented and neglected John Berry made this 1951 film, the last of John Garfield, who died of a heart attack at 39 (many believe in part because of pressures related to his own blacklisting). more...
  • Helvetica (NR)

    This fascinating British documentary by Gary Hustwit uses the 50th anniversary of the Swiss typeface Helvetica to consider a half century of graphic design, exploring the tension between the orderly postwar modernists and the individualists who came after them. more...
  • Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno (NR)

    Documentary makers Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea reconstruct one of the great unrealized projects of the French cinema: Henri-Georges Clouzot's visually ambitious psychodrama L'Enfer, which collapsed in mid-production after the director suffered a heart attack on location in July 1964. more...
  • High and Low (NR)

    I would nominate this authoritative 1962 adaptation of Ed McBain's novel The King's Ransom as Akira Kurosawa's best nonperiod picture, though Ikiru and Rhapsody in August are tough competitors. more...
  • House of Pleasures (NR)

    In films like The Pornographer (2001) and On War (2008), French writer-director Bertrand Bonello tells odd, deliberately impenetrable stories that evoke such writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Nikolai Gogol. more...
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