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  • Lancelot du lac

    Robert Bresson's telling of the King Arthur legend begins where most versions end, describing a Camelot of fading glory, where the ideals of chivalry and spiritual purity are threatened by a modern, pragmatic mentality. more...
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  • Land and Freedom

    Ken Loach, perhaps the most accomplished and intelligent Marxist practitioner of social realism left in England, stretches his impressive talents in this 1995 film, depicting the Spanish civil war from the perspective of a young unemployed communist from Liverpool (Ian Hart) who joins the Republican anti-Franco forces. more...
  • The Land

    Virtually all the features of Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine are ambitious, but this energetic 1969 saga in color, about farmworkers in a village on the Nile delta during the 30s, is a particular watershed. more...
  • Land Ho!
  • Land Ho! (R)

    In this engaging, low-key character study, two lonely old guys from Kentucky pair up for a tour of Iceland, where their friendship deepens even as their prospects for romantic adventure diminish. more...
  • Lantouri
  • Lantouri

    The harrowing subject matter and postmodern narrative ought to make this Iranian drama by writer-director Reza Dormishian tough to watch, but the story is driven by obsession and ends, surprisingly, as a parable of forgiveness. more...
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  • Lars and the Real Girl

    If someone had told me this was directed by the guy who did Mr. Woodcock and most of the humor revolved around a sex doll, I wouldn't have gone near it. more...
  • Lassie (PG)

    Shortly before the outbreak of World War I, a Yorkshire miner (John Lynch) and his wife (Samantha Morton) regretfully sell their beautiful collie to a local duke (Peter O'Toole) who takes it to northern Scotland. more...
  • The Last Angel of History

    I've never seen anything quite like this 1996 video by John Akomfrah, a 45-minute meditation on black consciousness whose dense, almost chaotic weave of images and ideas offers space travel and science fiction as metaphors for the experience of the African diaspora. more...
  • The Last Bolshevik

    One of the major essays of Chris Marker—which automatically makes this one of the key works of our time—this remarkable 1993 video is provisionally about his friend and mentor, the late Soviet filmmaker Alexander Medvedkin (1900-'89), in the form of six video "letters" sent to him posthumously. more...
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  • The Last Circus (R)

    Spanish cult director Alex de la Iglesia (The Day of the Beast, El Crimen Perfecto) delivers his darkest work to date, an ultraviolent saga set during the last days of the Franco regime. more...
  • The Last Command

    Josef von Sternberg's first encounter with Emil Jannings, which led to their collaboration on The Blue Angel two years later, was in this late silent Hollywood masterpiece (1928) about a Russian general (Jannings) reduced to the status of a Hollywood extra in a film about the Russian Revolution. more...
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  • Last Days in the Desert
  • Last Days in the Desert (PG-13)

    In this meditative art film, writer-director Rodrigo García imagines a key episode in the life of Jesus from both a spiritual and a psychological perspective. more...
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