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  • L.A. Confidential (R)

    Crooked reporter Danny DeVito and vice cop Kevin Spacey set up sensational stories for a Los Angeles scandal sheet in the 50s and become enmeshed in the investigation of a multiple murder. more...
  • L.A. Story

    Once again Steve Martin seems trapped in an uneasy compromise between the free-form goofiness of his early features (The Jerk, The Man With Two Brains) and a more conventional romantic picture with a coherent story line. more...
  • L for Leisure
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    L for Leisure

    As someone who suffered through more poststructuralist theory in college than he would have liked, I had good fun watching this shaggy-dog comedy, though the arcane subject matter makes it an acquired taste. more...
  • L.I.E.

    Howie's mother has died in an accident on the Long Island Expressway—a stretch of highway that runs through this realist fairy tale without much enhancing its meaning—and his father, who's distracted by a new sexual relationship, is implicated in a criminal investigation. more...
  • L.627

    The title of Bertrand Tavernier's well-turned 146-minute French thriller refers to the article from the French Code of Public Health that forbids “all offenses linked to the possession, traffic, and consumption of narcotics.” Cowritten by former narcotics officer Michel Alexandre, this 1992 film takes a realistic approach, following the everyday routines and bureaucratic frustrations of a Parisian narc (well played by Didier Bezace). more...
  • The L Word

    An advance screening of the season final for The L Word, the long-running lesbian-themed cable TV series. more...
  • L'origine de la tendresse and other tales

    The program of six shorts includes Alain-Paul Mallard's L'origine de la tendresse; One Voice, One Vote by Jeanne Paturle and Cecile Rousset; and Olivier Bourbeillon's The Last Day. more...
  • La Bamba

    50s rocker Ritchie Valens, ill-fated flight companion of Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, is the subject of this pop biopic cum consciousness raiser by Latino-crossover specialist Luis Valdez (Zoot Suit). more...
  • La Barracuda (NR)

    A British woman's visit to her Texas half-sister slowly unleashes long-held resentments and possibly violent outcomes. more...
  • La Chienne (NR)

    Jean Renoir's first sound feature (1931) and one of his best, about a bored banker (Michel Simon) who becomes hopelessly smitten with a prostitute (Janie Mareze). more...
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  • La Fabri-K: The Cuban Hip-Hop Factory

    Miami director Lisandro Perez-Rey presents a lively portrait of the Cuban hip-hop collective Fabri-K (the factory) while providing a broader view of the genre's ascendance from forbidden activity to state-embraced art form. more...
  • La gran fiesta

    Marcos Zurinaga directed this 1987 tale of love, betrayal, and espionage, set on the eve of Puerto Rico's transformation into an American commonwealth in 1942. more...
  • La Grande Bouffe

    Hilarious, stomach-turning, morbid, breezy, funny, and sad fable about four men (Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Philippe Noiret, and Michel Piccoli) who shut themselves up in a Parisian villa and gorge themselves to death on gourmet delights, pausing only to sample the charms of three negligible whores and the simple affections of Andrea Ferreol before expiring disgustingly one by one. more...
  • La grande vadrouille

    French boulevard comic Louis De Funes stars in this 1966 farce about two French soldiers and an English aviator during World War II. more...