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  • Left Field (NR)

    Inadvertently fascinating, Ben Steger's documentary about Humboldt Park's boozy, irony-saturated adult kickball league gives new meaning to the term "tragically hip." more...
  • The Legend of Pale Male (NR)

    This clunky but charming video documentary focuses on Pale Male, a red-tailed hawk that has nested in New York City's Central Park since the early 1990s. more...
  • Lemon Tree (Etz Limon) (NR)

    The striking Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass (The Visitor) stars in this ironic 2008 melodrama, as a widow whose humble citrus groves make global headlines. more...
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  • Les Anges du Péché (NR)

    The first full-length feature of Robert Bresson, made in 1943 and preceded only by his 1934 comedy, Affaires Publiques. more...
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  • Lessons of the Blood (NR)

    James T. Hong and Ben Wang codirected this documentary about Japan's use of biological weapons, vivisection, and chemical warfare against Chinese immigrants, from the late 1930s through World War II. more...
  • Let It Rain (NR)

    I've read more than one review that refers to the movies of French writer-director Agnes Jaoui as "middlebrow," which may be meant as a respectful euphemism for "middling." more...
  • Let the Bullets Fly (NR)

    This period action comedy by Jiang Wen (Devils on the Doorstep) is great fun in the Shakespearean tradition, stuffed with lively characters, dramatic stand-offs, and stolen-identity subplots. more...
  • Letters From Baghdad (NR)

    Not to be confused with the recent biopic Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, this is a documentary profile of Gertrude Bell, the Englishwoman who became a respected diplomat in the Middle East and helped draw the borders of modern-day Iraq. more...
  • Letters From the Big Man (NR)

    Christopher Munch (Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day, The Sleepy Time Gal) directs his first feature since 2004, and it's hard to categorize, both sweet and strange. more...
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  • Letters to Angel (NR)

    This 2011 Estonian drama lacks focus, but there's an exceptional lead performance from Tõnu Oja as an erratic soldier who deserts the Soviet war in Afghanistan and begins looking for his missing wife and daughter. more...
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  • Letters to Father Jacob (NR)

    In this superbly acted Finnish drama (2009), a hard-bitten convict serving a life sentence for murder (Kaarina Hazard) is pardoned and hired to work as secretary to a blind, elderly priest (Heikki Nouisiainen) living in the rectory of an abandoned country church. more...
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  • Levantamuertos (NR)

    Iván (Daniel Galo), the hero of this 2013 black comedy, works for the local coroner, retrieving corpses from crime and accident scenes; death is their business, and in the modern Mexico of the drug cartels, business is good. more...
  • Liberal Arts (NR)

    College is supposed to prepare you for adult life, which doesn't explain why so many graduates fantasize about going back to college. more...