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  • The Night of Truth

    This riveting 2004 tragedy from Burkina Faso is set in a fictitious African country trying to recover from a decade of civil war. more...
  • Night on Earth

    Jim Jarmusch creates a comic sketch film (1991) out of five taxi rides and existential encounters occurring at the same time: a teenager (Winona Ryder) driving a Hollywood casting agent (Gena Rowlands) in Los Angeles at dusk; a former circus clown from Dresden (Armin Mueller-Stahl) chauffeuring—or being chauffeured by—a streetwise hipster (Giancarlo Esposito) from Manhattan to Brooklyn, with the hipster's sister-in-law (Rosie Perez) getting corralled en route; an angry driver from the Ivory Coast (Isaach de Bankole) picking up a self-reliant blind woman (Beatrice Dalle) in Paris; a speedy cabbie (Roberto Benigni) in Rome delivering an obscene confession to an ailing priest; and a morose driver in Helsinki recounting a hard-luck story to three drunken passengers at dawn. more...
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  • Night Passage

    Two Asian women who are best friends and a little boy, all realistically established characters, travel by train at night, disembarking at each stop to encounter enigmatic and highly unrealistic events. more...
  • The Night Runner

    Argentine actor Leonardo Sbaraglia is a near-ringer for Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos) and brings similar resources of vacillation, guilt, and rage to his role as Eduardo, a young Buenos Aires insurance exec alienated from both his high-pressure career and the emotional demands of his pretty wife (Erica Rivas) and two perfect children. more...
  • Night Watch

    With a few exceptions, I prefer the literature of Edgardo Cozarinsky, an Argentinean based mainly in Paris, to his films, and his nonfiction in both realms to his fiction. more...
  • Nightclubbing: Roots of Hardcore

    Incendiary live performances from the first wave of American punk, captured on video by Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong for their New York public-access show Nightclubbing. more...
  • Nightfall

    This 1957 noir masterpiece by Jacques Tourneur stars Aldo Ray as a man fleeing a private investigator and Anne Bancroft as the barroom acquaintance who agrees to help him. more...
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)

    Tim Burton, working as a producer at Disney, employed stop-motion animation to flesh out a story he'd first dreamed up while working at the same studio a dozen years before—a tale about the havoc that ensues when Jack Skellington, the pipe-cleaner hero of Halloween Town, decides to take over the duties of Santa Claus at Christmastime. more...
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D

    Tim Burton, working as a producer at Disney, employed stop-motion animation to flesh out a story he'd first dreamed up while working at the same studio a dozen years before—a tale about the havoc that ensues when Jack Skellington, the pipe-cleaner hero of Halloween Town, decides to take over the duties of Santa Claus at Christmastime. more...
  • Nightmare City (R)

    Umberto Lenzi—who belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Italian horror stylists alongside Dario Argento, Mario Bava, and Antonio Margheriti—directed this 1980 horror actioner about a horde of radioactive mutants that attack a city. more...
  • Nightwatching

    Peter Greenaway returns to the premise of The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)—an artist destroyed by his aristocratic clientele—with this 2007 drama about the creation of Rembrandt's The Night Watch. more...
  • Nim's Island

    In this lively adventure comedy for girls, Abigail Breslin plays a motherless tomboy living on a secluded Fiji island with her animal pals and her father, a marine biologist (Gerard Butler). more...
  • Nina Simone, Love Sorceress

    Rene Letzgus' 1998 French documentary of a 1976 concert by the late singer is hampered by a few distractions, but the event being documented is so riveting and so eccentric in its own right that it hardly matters. more...
  • Nine Lives

    This excellent ensemble drama by writer-director Rodrigo Garcia (Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her) has the elliptical magic of a short-story collection: each of its nine vignettes, named for a female protagonist, transpires in a single, uninterrupted take, but the scenes are so dramatically cogent the characters' lives seem to stretch far beyond the concluding blackouts. more...