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  • The Muppets Take Manhattan (G)

    The Muppets' enjoyable third feature (1984) has Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang storming New York in search of a producer who's willing to give them a shot on Broadway. more...
  • Domestic Violence

    One wouldn't expect a documentary by Frederick Wiseman about domestic violence to be anything less than powerful, but it's his subtle, low-key approach to such an emotionally charged subject—one too often presented in luridly melodramatic terms—that makes this 2001 film so devastating. more...
  • The Line of Beauty

    Set in Thatcher-era London, this fine BBC adaptation of Alan Hollinghurst's novel follows the rise and fall of a wealthy, dysfunctional Tory family, as seen through the eyes of a young middle-class literary scholar (Dan Stevens). more...
  • Forbidden Quest

    Korean screenwriter Kim Dae-woo makes his directorial debut with this witty and inventive 18th-century fable about an aristocratic young court scholar tapped by a princess to investigate an art forgery. more...
  • Encounter Point

    If Israel and Palestine ever achieve a lasting peace, it will likely be cemented by the kind of people interviewed in Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha's remarkable 2006 documentary. more...
  • The President's Barber

    This engaging political satire (2004) features Song Kang Ho as a naive neighborhood barber who finds himself swept up in two decades of political turmoil when he bumbles into becoming personal hairstylist to Park Chung Hee, the South Korean leader assassinated in 1979. more...
  • Highway Courtesans

    Director Mystelle Brabbee devoted ten years to this portrait of the Bachara, a community of families in central India whose livelihood consists of prostituting their eldest daughters, some as young as 12, along India's major highways. more...
  • In the Shadow of the Moon

    David Sington's glossy tribute to the Apollo space program mixes archival material and recent interviews with the astronauts to survey what still ranks as NASA's greatest achievement. more...
  • The Only Son

    Released in 1936, Yasujiro Ozu's first sound film is a small gem exploring the subtle but devastating disappointments that can arise between parents and their grown children. more...
  • Orange Revolution

    Steve York directed this lively account of the mass demonstrations that gripped Ukraine in 2004, following the ruling authoritarian regime's attempt to steal the presidential election from the charismatic reform candidate, Viktor Yushchenko. more...
  • Family Values

    Chicagoan Derek Dow wrote and directed this 2006 digital video about two teenage brothers struggling to find their places in life after their mother dies. more...
  • The Center

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

    This bleak tale of a young girl trying to stay alive in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan is compelling despite an almost complete lack of subtlety. more...