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  • Godzilla

    Memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki hang like a radioactive cloud over this 1954 Japanese feature, which was dubbed, radically recut, politically neutered, and heavily augmented with new footage for its U.S. release as Godzilla, King of the Monsters. more...
  • The Goebbels Experiment

    Lutz Hachmeister tells the story of the Nazi propaganda minister and his era through his diaries in this 2005 video, revealing a man vacillating between dedicated resolve and depressive self-pity. more...
  • Going the Distance (R)

    A San Francisco journalism student (Drew Barrymore) captures the heart of a commitment-phobic New York record promoter (Justin Long), who's forced to choose between her and his male pals after their affair turns long-distance. more...
  • The Gold Rush (NR)

    Charles Chaplin's best-loved film (1925), with the tramp down-and-out (as usual) in Alaska, where he looks for gold, falls in love with a dance-hall girl (Georgia Hale), eats his shoes for Thanksgiving dinner, and ends up a millionaire. more...
  • Golden Door

    Italian writer-director Emanuele Crialese is best known for the art-house piffle Respiro (2002), a sun-kissed fairy tale that didn't prepare me for the weight and solidity of this historical drama about a Sicilian peasant family immigrating to the U.S. The folkloric tone that seemed so pretentious in the earlier movie is powerfully effective here, as Crialese conveys the dark superstitions of the Old World and the family's absurd fantasies about the new one (lakes of fresh milk, vegetables as big as people). more...
  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

    Gordon Hessler directed this 1974 British feature, whose main raison d'etre is some first-rate “Dynamation” special effects from Ray Harryhausen, including a ship's figurehead that springs to life and Sinbad crossing swords with a six-armed statue. more...
  • Goldfinger (PG)

    This 1964 entry is the most enjoyable of the James Bond thrillers starring Sean Connery—perhaps because it's the most comic and cartoony in look as well as conception. more...
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  • Documentaries by Ebrahim Golestan

    This remarkable program collects four pioneering shorts by Iranian writer and filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan, who began producing industrial films for the oil companies in the 50s and evolved into an ambitious and accomplished artist; in some ways his documentaries are comparable to the early work of Alain Resnais. more...