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  • The Oath (NR)

    In this provocative documentary (2010), Laura Poitras follows the divergent paths of two Yemeni friends who worked for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan and contrasts the price each man paid for his proximity to the 9/11 hijackers. more...
  • Obit.
  • Obit. (NR)

    Patrick Creadon's documentary Wordplay (2005) looked at Will Shortz, creator of the New York Times crossword puzzle, and Andrew Rossi's Page One (2011) focused on reporter David Carr and the paper's media desk; now director Vanessa Gould introduces viewers to Times obituaries editor William McDonald and the handful of writers responsible for summarizing some of the greatest lives ever lived. more...
  • Objectified (NR)

    Having brilliantly explored the world of typography in Helvetica (2007), British documentary maker Gary Hustwit turns his attention to industrial design, interviewing some two dozen artists and critics about the aesthetic and utilitarian principles that influence the shaping of everyday objects. more...
  • October (Ten Days That Shook the World) (NR)

    Sergei Eisenstein was given a free hand and a mammoth budget to re-create the October Revolution for its tenth anniversary (1927), but the results displeased the authorities—for reasons both political (Trotsky, suddenly banished from the Soviet Union, had to be hurriedly eliminated from the final cut) and aesthetic (Eisenstein's extreme formalism, here at its most abstract and theoretical). more...
  • October Country (NR)

    Documentary maker Michael Palmieri and photographer Donal Mosher collaborated on this grimly sympathetic movie about Mosher's down-and-out family in upstate New York. more...
  • Odd Man Out (NR)

    A wounded Irish revolutionary (James Mason at his near best) on the run in Belfast encounters a cross section of human responses—self-interest, indifference, empathy, and charity—in this arty 1946 English thriller directed by Carol Reed and adapted by F.L. Green and R.C. Sherriff from Green's novel. more...
  • Oddsac (NR)

    Filmmaker Danny Perez collaborated with the indie rock band Animal Collective on this experimental piece. more...
  • The Officer's Wife (NR)

    Directed Piotr Uzarowicz, this 2010 documentary was prompted by letters left behind by his grandmother, which revealed that his grandfather was among the 22,000 Polish officers killed by Soviet forces in the Katyn Forest massacre of 1940. more...
  • Old Partner (NR)

    This 2008 documentary by Wyo-nang So-ri tells the story of an elderly Korean farmer and his trusty, 40-year-old ox. more...
  • Omar (NR)

    This gripping Palestinian thriller (2013) evokes Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966) in its depiction of not only the psychological pressures faced by people under occupation, but the murky moral consequences of retaliating against one's oppressors. more...
  • On My Way (NR)

    Catherine Deneuve stars in this agreeable character study, as a small-town restaurateur who takes to the road after being jilted by her longtime lover. more...
  • On the Bowery
  • On the Bowery (NR)

    Inspired by The Bicycle Thief, New York filmmaker Lionel Rogosin set out to make a neo-realist drama on the city's skid row, and his 1957 film is a priceless time capsule, though its images of addiction and despair have barely aged. more...
  • On the Frontline: Taking Back Our Streets (NR)

    For a white person like me, living in a tranquil middle-class suburb, this urgent and profoundly depressing documentary by local filmmaker Derek Grace feels uncomfortably like eavesdropping on a private conversation, and it's not an easy one to decode or process. more...