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  • Autoerotic (NR)

    In the films of Joe Swanberg, sex serves chiefly as a catalyst for loneliness and frustration, but that unhappy worldview turns comic in this collection of bawdy vignettes he codirected with horror specialist Adam Wingard (Pop Skull). more...
  • Autumn Execution (NR)

    Taiwanese director Lee Hsing (Beautiful Duckling, Oyster Girl) isn't known for his subtlety, and part of the fun of this endearingly soapy historical melodrama (1972) is his insistence on directing with exclamation marks; every key scene is punctuated with a smash zoom, a match cut, or an ominous gong. more...
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  • Carancho

    A disbarred attorney (Ricardo Darin of The Secret in Their Eyes) and a drug-addicted medic (Martina Gusman) get in over their heads in the underbelly of Buenos Aires. more...
  • Chicogrande

    The films of Mexican director Felipe Cazals (Canoa) tend to be more admirable for their subject matter than for their execution, and this 2010 take on the unsuccessful U.S. military campaign against Pancho Villa is no exception. more...
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  • Cold Water of the Sea

    With its long takes, nature imagery, and noncommittal narrative, this 2010 debut feature from Costa Rica seems tailor-made for the festival circuit. more...
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  • Elevator

    In Tomás Bascopé's sweaty, low-budget Bolivian noir (2009), two robbers and their victim get stuck in an elevator over a three-day weekend. more...
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  • Faster (R)

    A former getaway driver (Dwayne Johnson) goes after the men responsible for the murder of his half brother, all the while dodging an unstable hit man (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) and a troubled cop (Billy Bob Thornton, channeling Harry Dean Stanton). more...
  • The Forgiveness of Blood

    Joshua Marston's follow-up to Maria Full of Grace (2004) lacks his debut feature's sense of momentum and urgency; it's intelligent, well-intentioned, and largely inert. more...
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  • The Giants

    Two teenage brothers and their best pal, left unsupervised by neglectful parents, spend their summer getting stoned in the house that once belonged to the brothers' late grandfather. more...
  • The Green Wave (NR)

    This 2010 documentary about the protests that followed Iran's 2009 presidential election is a good primer on the country's current political climate; too bad its extensive use of animation amounts to little more than topical kitsch. more...
  • The Hedgehog (NR)

    Lacking any depth of its own, this upper-middlebrow French drama (2009) resorts to the old trick of referencing acknowledged masters. more...
  • In Our Time (NR)

    The Taiwanese new wave—a film movement whose earthiness and restrained realism have had a lasting impact on world cinema—began modestly with this 1982 omnibus, which contains four episodes set in different decades. more...