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  • Sinister (R)

    This formulaic horror movie serves mainly to illustrate what a resourceful actor Ethan Hawke has become; as a washed-up true-crime author desperate for a hit, he plays on his boyish energy to suggest a darting intelligence beneath the character's vanity and opportunism. more...
  • Sisters (R)

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler star as grown, unmarried sisters whose elderly parents decide to sell the family home and move into a retirement community; left alone in the house on the weekend before it changes hands, the siblings throw a wild party and high jinks ensue. more...
  • The Sitter (R)

    A suburban slacker (Jonah Hill, just prior to his dramatic weight loss) agrees to babysit three spoiled kids, then drags them into the city so he can score some coke for a girlfriend and, he thinks, get himself laid in return. more...
  • The Skeleton Twins
  • The Skeleton Twins (R)

    SNL veterans Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader play fraternal twins scarred by their father's suicide years earlier and each contemplating the same exit route; after the gay brother is narrowly rescued from a bloody bath in Los Angeles, his sister invites him to convalesce with her and her new husband in New York. more...
  • The Skin I Live In (R)

    Pedro Almodovar tries his hand at psychological horror, modeling this sicko thriller on Fritz Lang's low-budget, postwar nightmares (e.g. Scarlet Street or House by the River) and, more specifically, Georges Franju's eerie Eyes Without a Face. more...
  • Slapshot (R)

    George Roy Hill's usual spit-and-polish direction makes a fairly funny film out of the story of a bankrupt minor-league hockey team saved from the brink when the coach (Paul Newman) discovers the drawing power of unbridled violence. more...
  • Slaughterhouse-Five (R)

    George Roy Hill's very professional, very entertaining 1972 adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's time-traveling novel, with the pseudoprofundities nicely tucked into place as peppy one-liners and narrative tricks. more...
  • Sleeping With Other People
  • Sleeping With Other People (R)

    Two commitment-phobic Manhattanites (Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie) meet cute at a sex addicts' support group; rather than act on their mutual attraction, they enter into a platonic friendship based on total honesty, hoping it will better prepare them for monogamous relationships with others. more...
  • Slow West
  • Slow West (R)

    The title might suggest a Sam Shepard parody, but this arty western from New Zealand plays like a simplified version of Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man. In the late 19th century a young Scot (Kodi Smit-McPhee) crosses the Colorado territory in search of his lost love, who has emigrated to America after an unspecified scandal. more...
  • Smashed (R)

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul star as married alcoholics whose relationship falls apart when the wife decides to give up drinking but the husband doesn't. more...
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  • Smiley (R)

    An impressionable teenaged girl discovers an urban myth about a deranged serial killer and begins to fear she may be his next victim. more...
  • Smithereens (R)

    Susan Seidelman is the director of this independent 1982 feature, shot on New York's Lower East Side. more...