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  • 12 Monkeys (R)

    Following a global epidemic that has eradicated most of humanity, time travel becomes the only hope of mankind's survival; a volunteer (Bruce Willis) returns to 1990s Philadelphia to find the source of the epidemic, but he's promptly locked away as a madman. more...
  • 17 Girls (NR)

    Based on a 2008 incident that rocked the town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, this debut feature by French sisters Delphine and Muriel Coulin centers on five close pals at a high school in seaside Lorient who all agree to get pregnant and raise their children collectively. more...
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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (G)

    Seeing this 1968 masterpiece in 70-millimeter, digitally restored and with remastered sound, provides an ideal opportunity to rediscover this mind-blowing myth of origin as it was meant to be seen and heard, an experience no video setup, no matter how elaborate, could ever begin to approach. more...
  • 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animated (NR)

    According to the online bookmakers, the odds-on favorite to win this year's Oscar for best animated short film is Alan Barillaro's Piper (6 min.), an adorable frolic in which a baby sandpiper discovers the ocean as a source of food and fun. more...
  • 42 (PG-13)

    Like many Hollywood sports movies, this Jackie Robinson biopic seems to be pitched at high schoolers, but writer-director Brian Helgeland still manages a pretty absorbing account of Robinson's rookie year as the first black player in major league baseball. more...
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (PG-13)

    A collaboration between the living Steven Spielberg and the late Stanley Kubrick seems appropriate to a project that reflects profoundly on the differences between life and nonlife. more...
  • A nous la liberte

    Rene Clair's 1931 satire on industrialization was overshadowed for many years by Chaplin's Modern Times and then forgotten, though its recent release on DVD has given it a second—and well-deserved—lease on life. more...
  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    Abacus Federal Savings Bank holds the distinction of being the only financial institution prosecuted as a result of the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, though as this engrossing documentary by Steve James suggests, it may have been a sacrificial lamb. more...
  • Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story

    Some time ago I read an interview with the late South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok, who had been abducted by North Korean agents and held captive for eight years so that dictator Kim Jong-il could play movie producer. more...
  • Abortion: Stories Women Tell
  • Abortion: Stories Women Tell (NR)

    Produced for HBO, this engrossing documentary by Tracy Droz Tragos comes down hard on the state of Missouri, where women who seek abortions have a choice of exactly one provider and are further constrained by a 72-hour waiting period. more...
  • Abouna (Our Father)

    This understated but affecting 2002 drama, which director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun says is one of just three features ever made in Chad, should be required viewing for American kids who think they've got troubles. more...
  • About Baghdad

    Shot in July 2003, this collectively made video documentary is by far the most comprehensive account I've seen of how Iraqis view the U.S. war and occupation. more...