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  • The Riverside

    Iranian filmmaker Ali Reza Amini follows up his first feature, the poignant Letters in the Wind (2002), with this tense and compelling drama about Kurdish refugees trying to cross the border to Iran. more...
  • Road to La Paz
  • Road to La Paz

    An unemployed man in Buenos Aries, trying his luck as a private driver, befriends one of his passengers, an old Muslim man with a variety of health problems, and agrees to take him on a trip to Bolivia so he can reunite with his brother. more...
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  • The Road to Love

    A French-Algerian sociology student in Paris (Karim Tarek), straight but shooting a documentary about gay culture in the Maghreb, has a tough time interviewing young Arab emigres until he meets a flight attendant (Riyad Echahi) who's intrigued by both film and filmmaker. more...
  • Road to Nowhere (R)

    His first feature in 21 years, this is also Monte Hellman's finest work, a hall-of-mirrors masterpiece about moviemaking with diversions more complex, and more enticing, than in the director's previous efforts (Ride in the Whirlwind, Two-Lane Blacktop). more...
  • The Road (R)

    John Hillcoat, who made a name for himself with the leathery Australian western The Proposition (2005), takes on the daunting task of adapting Cormac McCarthy's bleak novel about a man and his son trying to survive in a postapocalyptic U.S. Portrayed ad infinitum in sci-fi and fantasy, the postapocalypse may now seem about as scary as Post Raisin Bran, but Hillcoat gives it an unnerving solidity by focusing on the drab details of survival and linking them to the more hellish aspects of modern American life. more...
  • Roads to Koktebel

    This somber, contemplative Russian film (2003), codirected by Boris Khlebnikov and Alexei Popogrebsky, follows a homeless man and his 11-year-old son as they travel to the title Crimean town in search of the father's sister. more...
  • The Roaring Twenties (NR)

    Raoul Walsh's style achieved maturity with the magnificent use of deep-focus images and spatial metaphors in this 1939 film, conceived as a nostalgic look back to the brutal Warners gangster films like The Public Enemy and Little Caesar. more...
  • The Robber (NR)

    The lone-wolf protagonists of Michael Mann's films look like glad-handing Rotarians compared to the stone-faced bank robber and champion marathoner at the center of this Austrian drama. more...
  • Robot Stories

    A talented filmmaker known for his self-assured short works, Greg Pak wrote and directed this accomplished 2002 quartet of vignettes about artificial human life. more...
  • Rock Hudson's Home Movies

    This brilliant hour-long video transferred to film (1992) by independent filmmaker Mark Rappaport (The Scenic Route) is in effect a subversive piece of film criticism that departs from the fictional conceit of Hudson himself (represented through clips from his films and by actor Eric Farr) speaking from beyond the grave about his homosexuality and what this did or didn't have to do with his countless heterosexual screen roles. more...
  • Rock School

    Engrossing and frequently hilarious, this documentary by Don Argott peeks inside the Paul Green School of Rock Music in downtown Philadelphia, an after-school program in which kids ages 9 through 17 are grouped into bands, assigned set lists, and propelled toward live performances. more...
  • Rocket Science

    Five years after directing his hit documentary about spelling bees, Spellbound (2002), Jeffrey Blitz returns with a high school comedy that builds on that film's winning combination of academic stress and offbeat individuals. more...