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  • The Little Hours
  • The Little Hours (R)

    At this point, satirizing the sexual hypocrisy of the Catholic church is like shooting fish in a barrel, but at least Jeff Baena, writer and director of The Little Hours, does it with an antique firearm. more...
  • The Lost City of Z
  • The Lost City of Z (PG-13)

    Based on the nonfiction book by David Grann, this gripping historical epic chronicles the years-long quest of English explorer Percy Fawcett (played with clear-eyed determination by Charlie Hunnam) to find a fabled Amazonian city whose early innovations may have put the British Empire to shame. more...
  • The Lovers
  • The Lovers (R)

    After a long hiatus the cagey comic filmmaker Azazel Jacobs (Terri, Momma's Man) returns with a wild, emotionally messy story of a middle-class marriage dissolving amid mutual infidelity. more...
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Last Men in Aleppo

    Millions of people worldwide saw the June 2014 video, shot during Russian air strikes against the city of Aleppo, in which a Syrian rescue worker reaches into the rubble of a collapsed building, grabs the collar of a buried baby, and pulls it out of the wreckage to safety. more...
  • Let the Sunshine In
  • Let the Sunshine In

    Loosely inspired by Roland Barthes’ nonfiction book A Lover's Discourse: Fragments—which dives into the absurd language of solitude and mythology that lovers and would-be lovers recite to themselves and others—this rapturous and faintly comic concerto for Juliette Binoche may well be the most pleasurable and original film Claire Denis has made since Beau Travail (1999). more...
  • Loving Vincent
  • Loving Vincent (PG-13)

    Tampering with an artist's memory can be dangerous business: In 2011, Gregory White Smith and Steven Naifeh published Van Gogh: The Life, an acclaimed biography arguing, among other things, that the Dutch painter's gunshot death in July 1890, in the French town of Auvers-sur-Oise, was no suicide, as scholars had agreed for years, but homicide at the hands of a local bully. more...
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Lady Macbeth (R)

    This shocking period drama, the feature-filmmaking debut of British theater director William Oldroyd, reminded me of Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave in the way it lays bare the repressive attitudes of the 19th century (and, by extension, their vestiges today). more...
  • Little Men (PG)

    Writer-director Ira Sachs was raised in Memphis before moving to New York City, but you can tell he's a New Yorker now because he's so preoccupied with real estate. more...
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  • Last Days in the Desert
  • Last Days in the Desert (PG-13)

    In this meditative art film, writer-director Rodrigo García imagines a key episode in the life of Jesus from both a spiritual and a psychological perspective. more...
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