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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...
  • 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 La Land
  • La La Land (PG-13)

    When Damien Chazelle tried to resurrect the movie musical with his debut feature, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), he was constrained by the modest means of a Canadian indie; now, having made a name for himself with the Oscar-nominated jazz drama Whiplash (2014), he returns to the challenge with $30 million behind him, and the result is dazzling. more...
  • Labor Day
  • Labor Day (PG-13)

    Calling something a melodrama is a sneaky way of excusing its implausibilities on behalf of its juicy performances, which in this case I'm more than willing to do. more...
  • Labyrinth (PG)

    When her little brother is kidnapped by goblins, a young girl must enter a mysterious labyrinth, populated by good and evil beings, to rescue him. more...
  • Labyrinth of Lies
  • Labyrinth of Lies (R)

    This German docudrama recounts the events leading up to the Nuremberg trials of 1963, in which former Nazis were tried by the national government for crimes against humanity committed during World War II. more...
  • Ladrones (PG-13)

    Two former criminals are called out of retirement to help a community reclaim land that was stolen from them. more...
  • Lady Bird
  • Lady Bird (R)

    Lady Bird, which hit theaters earlier this month, has collected sterling reviews proclaiming its writer-director, Greta Gerwig, an important new voice in American movies. more...
  • The Lady in the Van
  • The Lady in the Van (PG-13)

    The homeless, mentally ill woman who spent 15 years camping in the driveway of playwright Alan Bennett has given him material for a short story, a play (staged in the West End and adapted by BBC Radio), and now a film, starring Maggie Smith in a role that seems tailor-made for her drollery. 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...
  • The Lady (R)

    This biopic tells the story of Aung San Suu Kyi, a tireless advocate of democracy in Burma who was recently elected to political office there after spending nearly two decades under house arrest. more...
  • Laggies
  • Laggies (R)

    A stalled twentysomething (Keira Knightley), smothered by her old clique from high school and sucked into a wedding engagement with her feet-of-clay boyfriend (Mark Webber), befriends an offbeat high schooler (Chloë Grace Moretz) and moves in temporarily with her and her perplexed but accommodating father (Sam Rockwell). more...