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  • Teorema

    Apart from his final feature, Salo, this is probably Pier Paolo Pasolini's most controversial film, and to my mind one of his very best, though it has the sort of audacity and extremeness that send some American audiences into gales of derisive, self-protective laughter (1968). more...
  • The Terence Davies Trilogy

    The first three films of Terence Davies—Children (1974), Madonna and Child (1980), and Death and Transfiguration (1983)—make up an 85-minute semiautobiographical trilogy about a Catholic working-class Liverpudlian named Robert Tucker, who's seen as a victimized schoolboy, a closeted middle-aged homosexual, and an 80-year-old dying in a hospital. more...
  • Terri (R)

    John C. Reilly enjoys mainstream appeal in big-studio comedies (Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, Cedar Rapids), yet he's consistently sought out and greatly enlivened an impressive number of small, idiosyncratic projects (Year of the Dog, The Promotion, Cyrus). more...
  • The Terrorizers

    Edward Yang's evocative and deliberately ambiguous third feature (1986) pivots on a chance encounter between a rebellious Eurasian girl and a novelist and housewife who decides to leave her husband, a lab technician. more...
  • Tess (PG)

    This lushly photographed Franco-British production (1979) comes on like an overbudgeted episode of Masterpiece Theatre, but seen in the context of Roman Polanski's career it becomes something rich and strange, shaded into terror by the naturalistic absurdism that is the basis of Polanski's style. more...
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    Fritz Lang left Germany after completing this 1933 film, which continued the story of the master criminal Lang had created for his famous two-part silent Doktor Mabuse, der Spieler. more...
  • Tetro (NR)

    For his first original screenplay since The Conversation (1974), Francis Ford Coppola drew on memories of his parents, both classical musicians, and he invests the movie's early scenes, shot in black and white among the old-world architecture of Buenos Aires, with all the control and delicacy of a piano sonata. more...
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  • Thank You for Smoking

    Christopher Buckley's 1994 novel about Washington spin doctors has been adapted to the screen by first-time director Jason Reitman, who pares away its institutional detail but preserves its libertarian zeal and acid satire of Beltway amorality. more...
  • The Year After

    This modest 2006 drama sneaked up on me, thanks to the naturalistic acting of Anais Demoustier and Ariane Ascaride as a daughter and mother trying to adjust after the father has died. more...
  • Theater of War (NR)

    A longtime admirer of Bertolt Brecht, documentary maker John Walter goes behind the scenes at the Public Theater's 2006 staging of Mother Courage and Her Children in Central Park. more...