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  • Capone

    A small-time crook (Serge Riaboukine) steals the title racehorse from a couple of mobsters and then talks a stoic cabdriver (Gerald Laroche) into transporting the horse to Finland for a big race. more...
  • Captain Sabertooth

    A 2003 Norwegian production about a young cabin boy's quest to gain the respect of his pirate captain, it may amuse smaller kids with its treasure-hunting adventure, but the animation and characters are uninspired. more...
  • Carnage

    The lives of disparate characters become intertwined through a series of coincidences linked to a bull that gores a young bullfighter in southern Spain. more...
  • Cautiva

    The wave of politically motivated kidnappings by the Argentinean military dictatorship during the 1970s and '80s supplies the premise for this 2003 debut feature by Gaston Biraben: a 15-year-old girl (Barbara Lombardo) is informed by a judge that her biological parents were political activists who disappeared shortly after her birth. more...
  • The Caveman's Valentine

    A homeless schizophrenic (Samuel L. Jackson) in Central Park stumbles across a serial killer's latest victim and turns sleuth after a psychotic episode convinces him that the murders are part of a conspiracy orchestrated by a mysterious force emanating from atop the Chrysler Building. more...
  • The Center

    Documentary filmmaker Stanislaw Mucha tramps through several European countries in search of Europe's precise geographical center. more...
  • A Certain Kind of Death

    Or “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the County Morgue but Were Afraid to Ask.” Documentary filmmakers Blue Hadaegh and Grover Babcock follow three corpses through the Los Angeles county coroner's system, from site of death to cremation to auctioning of personal effects. more...
  • Changing the Odds

    Intended as a contemporary riff on Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, this well-meaning 2006 romantic drama by Willie E. Simmons Jr. centers on a widowed black attorney (Anthony D. Colby) whose courtship of a successful white doctor (Allison Lane) is tested by their fathers' deep-seated prejudices. more...
  • Charlie Chaplin—The Forgotten Years

    Felice Zenoni directed this disappointingly cursory and conventional account of Chaplin's later years in Switzerland, from his arrival with his family in 1952 until his death in 1977. more...
  • Chicago Overcoat

    Veteran character actor Frank Vincent (Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Sopranos) gets top billing in this modest local production about an aging hit man’s last hurrah. more...
  • Cinerama Adventure

    David Strohmaier's engrossing documentary covers the history and impact of Cinerama, the granddaddy of the wide-screen format. more...
  • Code 33

    Shot in summer 2003, this compelling 80-minute video documentary follows various members of the Miami police department's sexual battery unit as they come under intense political pressure to apprehend a serial rapist in Little Havana. more...
  • Come as You Are

    A young dot-com entrepreneur (Maury Sterling) hosts a ten-year college reunion for a group of his closest friends, using the weekend to introduce them to his fiancee (Barbara Fixx), who's also a business partner in what he claims is a new Internet dating venture. more...
  • Coronation

    An aging bachelor (Julio Jung) becomes obsessed with a poor city girl he's hired to look after his grandmother on their decaying estate. more...