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  • Anatahan

    Josef von Sternberg once said that his films should be projected upside down, to allow the audience to better appreciate the pure play of light and shadow. more...
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  • Anatomy of a Murder

    This 1959 release is a prime contender for Otto Preminger's greatest film—a superb courtroom drama packed with humor and character that shows every actor at his or her best. more...
  • Anatomy of a Relationship

    Luc Moullet remains an unsung hero among the Cahiers du Cinema critics who turned to filmmaking, and this 1975 feature, part of a monthlong retrospective of his work at the Gene Siskel Film Center, provides a succinct introduction to his special brand of low-budget cinema. more...
  • Angel (NR)

    One of Ernst Lubitsch's rare forays into melodrama, this 1937 feature centers on the neglected wife (Marlene Dietrich) of a British ambassador (Herbert Marshall, the jewel thief from Trouble in Paradise); after having a fling in Paris, she learns that her paramour (Melvyn Douglas) fought alongside her husband in World War I. Dietrich clashed with Lubitsch throughout the production, which may explain why she gives such a stubbornly uncharismatic performance; the professions of romantic longing on which the plot hinges are seldom convincing. more...
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  • Angel-A

    A small-time crook (Jamel Debbouze of Days of Glory), about to be rubbed out in Paris for an unpaid debt, decides to jump into the Seine, but when a leggy blond (Rie Rasmussen of Femme Fatale) jumps first, he promptly saves her. more...
  • Angel Face

    This intense Freudian melodrama by Otto Preminger (1953) is one of the forgotten masterworks of film noir. more...
  • Angela

    Ripped from Sicilian headlines, this 2002 feature by Roberta Torre recalls the verite-style improvisations of John Cassavetes, and Donatella Finocchiaro brings a smoldering earthiness to her role as the young wife of a Palermo drug dealer. more...
  • Angels in America

    In a recent eulogy for Arthur Miller, playwright Tony Kushner said that Miller “focused his critical gaze, and located his sense of political struggle, within the arena of an individual consciousness.” The same might be said of Kushner's landmark trilogy Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, which used a handful of intimate stories to survey the moral wreckage of Ronald Reagan's America. more...
  • The Angels' Share

    Four Glasgow losers sentenced to community service are introduced to the world of whiskey tasting by their crew supervisor, and the most intelligent and intrepid of them, an expectant father trying to escape the working-class cycle of poverty and violence, hatches a scheme to steal some rare scotch from a distillery before it's auctioned for a million pounds or more. more...
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  • Angels With Dirty Faces

    The classic late-30s environmentalist crime film, this 1938 feature stars James Cagney and Pat O'Brien as two boyhood pals from the slums who grow up, one as a gangster (Cagney) and the other as a priest (O'Brien), and meet their respective rewards on the old turf. more...
  • Angelus

    Lech Majewski's dazzling visual talents are on full display in this absurdist comedy (2000) set in a rural Silesian mining town during the 1940s and '50s, where seven miners—followers of a 300-year-old Rosicrucian holy man—attempt to prevent the apocalypse prophesied by their dubious spiritual leader. more...