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  • Silence
  • Silence (R)

    Critics have compared Silence, Martin Scorsese's latest drama, to his spiritually inclined The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and Kundun (1997). more...
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  • 78/52
  • 78/52

    78/52, which dissects and decodes the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), has received mostly glowing reviews from critics—which makes sense, given that it both validates cineastes' obsessions and constitutes a fine piece of film criticism itself. more...
  • Sicilian Ghost Story
  • Sicilian Ghost Story

    This Italian drama is based on the harrowing true story of a 13-year-old boy kidnapped by Mafia figures in the 1990s and held captive for two years to prevent his father, another mafioso, from testifying against them in court. more...
  • The Square
  • The Square (R)

    "Do you want to save a human life?" asks a woman distributing flyers outside a museum of modern art in Stockholm; the unvarying reply from people on the street is "No." Welcome to the world of Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund, who takes some wicked pot shots at the business of art but more broadly ponders the breakdown of the social contract among all people. more...
  • Sweet Bean (NR)

    Japanese writer-director Naomi Kawase has crafted a poignant tale about a middle-aged man (Masatoshi Nagase) whose small dorayaki bakery is reinvigorated after he reluctantly hires an elderly woman (Kirin Kiki) for her culinary skills. more...
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  • The Salesman
  • The Salesman

    This gripping Iranian melodrama by writer-director Asghar Farhadi (the Oscar-winning A Separation) focuses on a couple acting in a Tehran production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. more...
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  • The Settlers
  • The Settlers

    This outstanding Israeli documentary presents a trenchant, well-researched analysis of the settler movement in the Occupied Territories, portraying it as ideologically divided but, in its growing numbers and influence, still devastating to a peaceful two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians. more...
  • A Stray
  • A Stray

    Minneapolis has the largest population of Somali-Americans in the country, many of them refugees, and this drama by Kashmiri-American filmmaker Musa Syeed (Valley of Saints) depicts the community with substance and nuance. more...
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  • Swagger

    Shot in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a troubled suburb of Paris, this engaging 2016 documentary follows 12 teenagers of color who have that je ne sais quoi: a sense of style that goes beyond fashion and an equanimity that belies their difficult circumstances. more...
  • Sing Street
  • Sing Street (PG-13)

    John Carney's dramas of musical invention (Once, Begin Again) are delicate undertakings; the same gentleness and naivete that make them adorable can also make them twee. more...
  • The Skyjacker's Tale
  • The Skyjacker's Tale

    Canadian filmmaker Jamie Kastner gets the scoop on Ishmael Muslim Ali, still notorious in the Virgin Islands for his role in a 1972 armed attack on a Rockefeller-owned golf course in Saint Croix that left eight people dead. more...