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  • North Country

    Charlize Theron, in nonglam mode, dominates this powerful drama about sexual harassment at a Minnesota iron mine in the early 90s. more...
  • North Face

    Writer-director Philipp Stölzl dramatizes the 1936 attempt of four climbers to scale the deadly north face of Mount Eiger in the Swiss Alps, and the result is terrifically suspenseful even if one already knows the outcome. more...
  • North on Evers

    James Benning's 1991 experimental feature, an account of a cross-country motorbike trip with continuously moving narrative subtitles that are most often either ahead of or behind the images. more...
  • Northern Lights

    The American regional-cinema movement got a boost from overseas when this 1978 drama, shot in black-and-white by writer-directors John Hanson and Rob Nilsson, won the Camera d'Or (for best debut feature) at the Cannes film festival. more...
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  • Northfork

    Stark, mysterious, and often weirdly funny, this magical realist tale by Mark and Michael Polish (Jackpot, Twin Falls Idaho) follows a handful of federal agents in charcoal black overcoats as they tour the godforsaken town of Northfork, Montana, trying to evacuate the last few diehards before a hydroelectric project submerges them under tons of water. more...
  • Northwest

    Directed by Michael Noer, this isn't quite the Danish Goodfellas, but as in the Scorsese film, the protagonist is a young man lured into the underworld, first as a small-stakes burglar, then as a driver for the outfit's escort service, and eventually as an assassin. more...
  • A Nos Amours

    A 15-year-old French girl (Sandrine Bonnaire, extraordinary) finds refuge from her troubled family in a series of casual sexual encounters (1983). more...
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  • Nosferatu

    The Munich Film Archive's invaluable restoration of F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (1923), the first and probably the greatest of all vampire films. more...
  • Nostalgia for the Light (NR)

    Documentary maker Patricio Guzman—who's borne witness to the Chilean coup with The Battle of Chile (1978), Chile, Obstinate Memory (1997), The Pinochet Case (2001), and Salvador Allende (2004)—looks heavenward with this entrancing essay film. more...
  • Not on the Lips

    Alain Resnais' best work since Melo (1986) is, like that film, an eccentric and highly personal adaptation of a 1920s French stage hit—in this case, a farcical 1925 operetta with a jubilant and inventive score by Andre Barde and Maurice Yvain. more...
  • Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037

    In this 2007 documentary, filmmaker Ben Niles spends a year tracking the painstaking craftsmanship that goes into the manufacture of a Steinway concert grand: the harvesting of the wood, the shaping and curing of the outer rim, the casting of the iron frame, the cutting of the felt hammers, the endless tuning and fine-tuning that precede the instrument's sale. more...
  • Notes on a Scandal

    A bitter old history teacher at a wild English high school (Judi Dench) befriends an attractive young colleague who's just arrived (Cate Blanchett), only to discover she's having sex with a 15-year-old student. more...