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  • Wadjda (PG)

    The first female-directed Saudi Arabian film would be culturally significant even if it weren't very good; and though writer-director Haifaa Al-Mansour doesn't break new ground aesthetically (the film's style is one of unforced, albeit unremarkable, naturalism), she relates the experience of a Saudi Arabian girl's coming of age clearly and unsentimentally, which alone makes this a must-see. more...
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  • Waiting for "Superman" (PG)

    Distributed by Paramount, this documentary about the public education crisis isn't as smart or rigorous as Bob Bowdon's shoestring production The Cartel, which arrived in town earlier this year and quickly vanished. more...
  • Wanda (PG)

    Perhaps the most depressing film ever made, this 1971 feature by director-actress Barbara Loden tells of a young, ignorant, emotionally deadened, and hopelessly dreary woman from the coal-mining region of Pennsylvania whose life is a succession of dead ends. more...
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  • Watermark (PG)

    Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwall and photographer Edward Burtynsky, who collaborated on the striking environmental documentary Manufactured Landscapes (2005), reunite as codirectors of this companion piece, which considers man’s troubled relationship with the sea just as the earlier film did with the land. more...
  • White Dog (PG)

    Samuel Fuller's 1982 masterpiece about American racism—his last work shot in this country—focuses on the efforts of a black animal trainer (Paul Winfield) to deprogram a dog that has been trained to attack blacks. more...
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  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (PG)

    A Hollywood entertainment that lived up to its hype, this zany detective story (1988), set in Tinseltown in 1947, follows the efforts of gumshoe Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) to clear the name of cartoon character Roger Rabbit when he becomes the main suspect in a murder case. more...
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  • Who Killed the Electric Car? (PG)

    Chris Paine's documentary about General Motors' development and withdrawal of the innovative, environment-friendly EV1 automobile is bound to reverberate with anyone who's fallen in love with a product only to see it irrevocably yanked from the market. more...