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  • Les Miserables (PG-13)

    This slick adaptation of the beloved stage musical (itself an adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic) offers plenty of old-school craftsmanship, with director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) doing a serviceable David Lean impression in his handling of crowds and large-scale mise-en-scene. more...
  • Life, Above All (PG-13)

    Adapted from a novel by Allan Straton, this 2010 feature combines deftly executed melodrama with an eye-opening look at the ills confronting poor rural women in South Africa. more...
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  • Life as We Know It (PG-13)

    Since Knocked Up, Katherine Heigl has starred in a string of ill-conceived romantic comedies, ranging from the drab 27 Dresses to the ghastly Killers. more...
  • Life in a Day (PG-13)

    Director Joseph Macdonald, with help from Ridley Scott, solicited YouTube videos from across the globe for this project, with the intention of documenting one day: July 24, 2010. more...
  • The Light Between Oceans
  • The Light Between Oceans (PG-13)

    In this uneven melodrama from writer-director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), an Australian lighthouse keeper (Michael Fassbender) and his wife (Alicia Vikander), reeling from their second miscarriage, discover a rowboat that has washed up on shore carrying a dead man and a crying baby girl. more...
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  • Lights Out
  • Lights Out (PG-13)

    Swedish director David F. Sandberg expands his 2013 short into a brisk, studio-glossy feature that's predictable and heavily reliant on jump scares but spooky good fun nonetheless. more...
  • Like Crazy (PG-13)

    A vivacious young Englishwoman (Felicity Jones), attending college in Los Angeles, strikes up a passionate romance with the gentle teaching assistant for one of her classes (Anton Yelchin). more...
  • Limitless (PG-13)

    Without much fanfare Neil Burger has emerged as one of the best suspense directors in the business, and the irony of this accomplishment is that his thrillers (Interview With the Assassin, The Illusionist) resort to very little fanfare themselves: in an era of loud, frantic aerobic workouts like Salt and the Bourne franchise, Burger builds suspense the old-fashioned way, through meticulously clean and careful plotting. more...
  • Lincoln (PG-13)

    Steven Spielberg's long-gestating drama about the 16th president opens with an atrocious scene in which weary Union soldiers, both white and black, recite the Gettysburg Address for their visiting commander in chief. more...
  • Lion
  • Lion (PG-13)

    This unabashedly emotional drama is based on a memoir by Saroo Brierley, who was only five when he got separated from his family in rural India and ultimately wound up fending for himself in Calcutta. more...
  • A Little Bit of Heaven (PG-13)

    A peppy advertising executive (Kate Hudson) learns she has inoperable cancer, falls in love with her hunky doctor (Gael Garcia Bernal), argues with her friends and family, and converses with the Almighty (Whoopi Goldberg). more...
  • Little Boy
  • Little Boy (PG-13)

    Fans of Cinema Paradiso will probably go for this nostalgic fantasy about a gullible, towheaded youth (Jakob Salvati, calling to mind Ralphie from A Christmas Story) who waits uneasily for his beloved father to return from World War II and innocently befriends a harassed Japanese-American man in his small California town. more...
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  • Little Fockers (PG-13)

    The opening minutes offer so many knowing satirical barbs—about parenting, about pharmaceutical sales reps—that I had high hopes for this comedy sequel. more...