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    Sons of Cuba (NR)

    Cuba owes its enduring dominance in Olympic boxing to the fact that the state grooms promising fighters from the age of nine at a special boarding school called the Havana Boxing Academy. more...
  • Sons of the Desert (NR)

    Generally regarded as Laurel and Hardy's best feature, this 1933 comedy expands the premise of their short Be Big into a hilarious tale of marital mistrust and duplicity. more...
  • Sound City (NR)

    Musician Dave Grohl directed this documentary about his efforts to preserve the equipment once used in a legendary music studio. more...
  • South of the Border (NR)

    Oliver Stone celebrates the slow but steady liberalization of Latin American politics in this colorful road movie, which could hardly be called brutal investigative reporting but still provides a rare corrective to the Fox News cartoon of a continent threatened by Marxist despots. more...
  • Space Station (NR)

    “Space is a very special place,” Tom Cruise intones on the sound track of this large-format documentary about the International Space Station, produced by Lockheed Martin in collaboration with NASA, but director Toni Meyers, a veteran of five Imax space films, manages to make the astronauts' chores seem rather colorless. more...
  • Special Treatment (NR)

    Though Isabelle Huppert has played prostitutes throughout her career, she's always seemed too uptight to be completely believable as one, which poses a problem in this French comic drama (2010). more...
  • Spectres of the Spectrum (NR)

    Craig Baldwin seems to have been compulsively remaking the same movie over the past decade, an experimental found-footage compilation that dovetails as many technological conspiracy theories as possible. more...
  • Speedy (NR)

    Neither as funny nor as freakish as Chaplin or Keaton, sunny go-getter Harold Lloyd incarnated the spirit of his age more directly (and less timelessly) than did his two confreres in the silent-comedy pantheon. more...
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  • Spike & Mike Present New Generation Animation (NR)

    These 19 short animations place a lower premium on grotesquery than the usual "Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation" package—most of them would be rated PG—but the artistic quality is as high as I remember from the Spike & Mike imprimatur in its heyday. more...