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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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  • The Last Emperor

    Bernardo Bertolucci's visually ravishing spectacle (1987) about the life of Pu Yi (1905-'67) is a genuine rarity: a blockbuster that manages to be historically instructive and intensely personal at the same time. more...
  • The Last Emperor (Director's Cut)

    Bernardo Bertolucci's visually ravishing spectacle (1987) about the life of Pu Yi (1905-'67) is a blockbuster that manages to be historically instructive and intensely personal at the same time. more...
  • The Last King of Scotland

    Adapted from a novel by Giles Foden, this compelling UK drama features a titanic performance by Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin, the brutal dictator who terrorized Uganda throughout the 70s. more...
  • The Last Kiss

    Hollywood remakes of foreign-language films are usually safe targets for criticism, but in this case screenwriter Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) has turned the Italian romantic comedy L'Ultimo Bacio (2001) into something smarter, funnier, and more penetrating. more...
  • The Last Laugh

    The 1924 film in which F.W. Murnau freed his camera from its stationary tripod and took it on a flight of imagination and expression that changed the way movies were made. more...
  • Last Life in the Universe

    Strange and elusive, this 2003 Thai feature by Pen-ek Ratanaruang traces the deepening relationship between a reserved, suicidal Japanese man (Tadanobu Asano) on the run from yakuza hit men and an angry young Thai woman (Sinitta Boonyasak) grieving the death of her sister. more...
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Last Men in Aleppo

    Millions of people worldwide saw the June 2014 video, shot during Russian air strikes against the city of Aleppo, in which a Syrian rescue worker reaches into the rubble of a collapsed building, grabs the collar of a buried baby, and pulls it out of the wreckage to safety. more...
  • The Last Moon

    Set in World War I Palestine, this immensely moving 2004 drama illuminates the origins of the Jewish state and the Palestinian diaspora as it tells the story of two friends—a newly arrived Jew and the Palestinian whose land he buys—and of the Turks, the British, and Jewish and Palestinian nationalists who stir a gathering storm. more...
  • The Last of the Mohicans

    French director Maurice Tourneur, father of cult director Jacques, was a commanding figure during the silent era and a very talented visual stylist in his own right, known for his taste and subtlety. more...
  • The Last of the Unjust (PG-13)

    Claude Lanzmann's monumental Holocaust documentary Shoah (1985) generated enough excess footage for four more stand-alone documentaries; the latest considers Benjamin Murmelstein, a Viennese rabbi who worked with Adolf Eichmann in facilitating the deportation of Austria's Jews and served as the last administrator of the Theresienstadt camp in Czechoslovakia. more...
  • The Last Script: Remembering Buñuel

    For this engrossing documentary portrait of Luis Buñuel, the filmmaker’s frequent writing partner Jean-Claude Carriere and son Juan Luis Buñuel revisit the locales of Buñuel’s films and private life, tracing his peripatetic career from Spain to France to the United States to Mexico and back again. more...
  • The Last Station (R)

    Adapted from a novel by Jay Parini, this lively costume drama chronicles the last days of Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer), presented here as a knock-down, drag-out battle between his longtime personal secretary, Vladimir Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), who wants Tolstoy to make good on his political beliefs by leaving his copyrights to the Russian people, and Tolstoy's wife of 48 years, Sofya (Helen Mirren), who isn't having any of that. more...