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  • Born Into Brothels

    Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman's Born Into Brothels is both sustained and ultimately sunk by its lofty intentions. more...
  • Bright Future

    Alienated youth is one of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's favorite themes. more...
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  • Brother to Brother

    Rodney Evans's ambitious attempt to explore divisions within the African-American community over such issues as homosexuality and interracial romance is set against the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance. more...
  • Carmen in Khayelitsha

    This South African rendering of Carmen is only the latest attempt to make Bizet's chestnut more palatable to contemporary audiences. more...
  • Checkpoint

    This 2003 documentary by Yoav Shamir is a cinema verite exploration of the confrontations between soldiers and ordinary Palestinians who have to pass through Israeli checkpoints. more...
  • Comedy of Power
  • Comedy of Power

    Loosely based on a judge's dogged investigation of a corrupt French oil company during the 90s, this 2006 feature is one of Claude Chabrol's most satisfyingly astringent films. more...
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  • The Consequences of Love

    Holed up in a Swiss-Italian hotel, Titta di Girolamo, the dour protagonist of Paolo Sorrentino's leisurely thriller, seems like the last person on earth to be involved in criminal intrigue. more...
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  • Day Night Day Night

    Given the stale conventions of most films that take on the issue of terrorism, Julia Loktev's feature is notable for its efforts to avoid melodrama and sloganeering. more...
  • The Devil's Miner

    Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani's documentary is a powerful indictment of the horrendous treatment of children who toil in hellish Bolivian silver mines. more...
  • Dog Days

    After years toiling as a documentarian, Austrian director Ulrich Seidl received considerable acclaim on the festival circuit for this occasionally provocative but frequently wearying 2001 feature. more...
  • eXXXorcisms

    A more experimental, Mexican version of Pedro Almodovar, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo is best known for affectionately parodic, gender-bending melodramas. more...
  • The Family Friend

    Endlessly infatuated with its own cinematic flamboyance, Paolo Sorrentino's latest aims for profundity but has no more substance than the average flashy TV commercial. more...
  • Gabrielle

    Though based on a short story by Joseph Conrad, Patrice Chereau's Gabrielle brings to mind the plays of Strindberg and Albee. more...
  • Intimacy

    A marked improvement upon its source material—a slightly misogynistic novella and a minor short story by Hanif Kureishi—Patrice Chereau's film is both an observant portrait of class-bound London by a foreigner and an empathetic look at sexual passion that completely avoids cheap prurience. more...
  • Italian for Beginners

    Like Jacques Rivette's Va savoir, this 2000 Danish feature by Lone Scherfig is a multicharacter film that strives to reinvent the screwball tradition. more...