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  • Mala Noche

    For people like me who often feel oppressed by minority-film categories such as "gay films," "black films," "Jewish films" and so on, calling this really well-done, low-budget, personal effort—directed and adapted by Gus Van Sant from a Walt Curtis novel, and shot in Portland, Oregon—a gay film isn't very helpful. more...
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  • Male and Female

    Legend has it that Cecil B. De Mille retitled this 1919 version of James M. Barrie's The Admirable Crichton because he was afraid that audiences would think it was a navy picture. more...
  • Mama (PG-13)

    Two young girls, left alone in a secluded cabin for five years, are rescued and adopted by their uncle (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his punky girlfriend (Jessica Chastain), but the ghostly entity that protected them all those years isn't quite ready to let them go. more...
  • Mama's Guests

    When an Iranian family learns that a nephew and his young bride will be arriving that evening for a visit, the mother is desperate to fete them with a lavish meal befitting tradition. more...
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  • Mamele

    This 1938 comedy has the tragic distinction of being the last Yiddish-language film produced in Poland before the Nazi invasion, but it's also a fantastic showcase for Molly Picon, a beloved stage performer who, ten years earlier, starred in the play on which the film is based. more...
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  • Mamma Roma

    The least known of Pier Paolo Pasolini's features in this country also happens to be one of his best. more...
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  • Man by the Shore

    This engrossing 1993 Haitian drama by world-class filmmaker Raoul Peck (Lumumba) treats a subject he knows firsthand: the terrors of life under dictator “Papa Doc” Duvalier in the 1960s. more...
  • A Man Escaped

    Based on a French lieutenant's account of his 1942 escape from a gestapo fortress in Lyon, this stately yet uncommonly gripping 1956 feature is my choice as the greatest achievement of Robert Bresson, one of the cinema's foremost artists. more...
  • The Man From Laramie

    Anthony Mann brought a touch of Oedipus Rex to almost everything he did—he was fascinated by families exploding from the inside—but in this 1955 western it's more than a touch: he's clearly aiming for classical resonance. more...
  • The Man From London (NR)

    After the more complicated story lines of Satantango and Werckmeister Harmonies, Hungarian master Bela Tarr boils a Georges Simenon novel down to a few primal essentials: a railway worker in a dank and decaying port town witnesses a crime while stationed on a tower and then stumbles into some of the resulting situations. more...
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  • The Man Next Door

    This Argentinian feature is compelling for the way it responds to the ideas of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier: on the one hand, directors Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat create a rich mise-en-scene around a multi-tiered Corbusier home in Buenos Aires, but on the other, the story is a biting satire of his admirers. more...