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  • Raging Bull (R)

    I can't pan it, but this 1980 fantasy biography of fighter Jake LaMotta seems unquestionably Martin Scorsese's weakest work, at least to that point in his career. more...
  • Raging Bull (R)

    I can't pan it, but this 1980 fantasy biography of fighter Jake LaMotta seems unquestionably Martin Scorsese's weakest work, at least to that point in his career. more...
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  • The Railway Man (R)

    Captured by the Japanese in the 1942 invasion of Singapore, British officer Eric Lomax labored over the Thailand-Burma Railway, just like the soldiers in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), but given the torture and deprivation he endured, this adaptation of his 1995 memoir is unlikely to send you out of the theater whistling. more...
  • Ran (R)

    Akira Kurosawa's 1985 film is slightly marred by some too obvious straining toward masterpiece status, yet it's a stunning achievement in epic cinema. more...
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  • The Raven (R)

    Edgar Allan Poe invented the detective story, so turning him into the heroic sleuth of a mystery thriller makes perfect sense, and the much-debated circumstances of his death in October 1849 provide an ideal jumping-off point for this macabre entertainment. more...
  • Red Hook Summer (R)

    Spike Lee's films range from undeniable masterworks (Do the Right Thing, Inside Man) to flawed but intriguing efforts (Summer of Sam, Clockers) to outright failures (Miracle at St. Anna, Malcolm X). more...
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  • Red Joan
  • Red Joan (R)

    This tony docudrama is loosely based on the life of Melita Norwood, a British woman who smuggled state secrets to the Soviets from the 1930s to the 1970s and wasn’t exposed until 1999. more...
  • Red Lights (R)

    Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy are academics who specialize in exposing fraudulent psychics, and Robert De Niro is the legendary spoon-bender in dark glasses who comes out of retirement to challenge them. more...
  • Red Sparrow
  • Red Sparrow (R)

    This thriller about modern Russian and U.S. spies was adapted from a novel by a former CIA operative, but it plays like a Hollywood movie from the 1940s. more...