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  • 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...
  • About Elly
  • About Elly

    Just prior to the Oscar-winning A Separation, Asghar Farhadi directed this 2009 drama, and though not as tightly constructed as its successor, it's another suspenseful domestic intrigue deeply rooted in traditional Iranian mores and social codes. more...
  • About the Living

    After a young Mexican girl is killed by a car, her brother, mother, and father each cope with her death differently, but 11 years later all three are still haunted by the tragedy: the brother has become fascinated with the notion of death by drowning, the mother is obsessed with her job hosting a tabloid talk show, and the disconsolate father wanders the city, filming girls he imagines could be his daughter. more...
  • The Absent One

    The Dept. Q Trilogy, based on three best-selling crime novels by Danish writer Jussi Adler-Olsen, draws comparisons with Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo franchise: set in Scandinavia and featuring a sullen male protagonist, it's violent, hard-boiled, and psychologically disturbing. more...
  • Abuse of Weakness
  • Abuse of Weakness

    French director Catherine Breillat, adapting her own memoir, revisits her 2004 stroke, her grueling rehabilitation, and the subsequent turn of events in which she began collaborating on a film project with the notorious confidence man Christophe Rocancourt and got bilked out of 700,000 Euros. more...
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  • Accatone!

    Pier Paolo Pasolini's first film is neo-neorealism, set in the slums and back alleys familiar from De Sica and Fellini but directed with a cold dispassion that belongs to Pasolini alone. more...
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