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  • Satantango

    How can I do justice to this grungy seven-hour black comedy (1994), in many ways my favorite film of the 90s? more...
  • Satin Rouge

    While looking for her teenage daughter in a cabaret, a widowed seamstress (Hiam Abbas) befriends a belly dancer and winds up becoming a popular dancer herself in this sensual Tunisian feature about self-discovery. more...
  • Every Man for Himself

    Jean-Luc Godard calls this 1980 production, Sauve Qui Peut (La Vie), his “second first film”—which means both a return to narrative after his brilliant documentary-theoretical work in the 70s and a complete clearing of the decks. more...
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  • Savage Grace

    Julianne Moore proves game for anything in this pitch-black true-crime reconstruction, where she stars as mercurial socialite Barbara Baekeland, wife of the taciturn heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune (virtuoso Stephen Dillane). more...
  • Saved!

    Brian Dannelly's first feature is audacious and likable not only for its satirical treatment of fundamentalist Christian teenagers (Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit, Eva Amurri) and a couple of their elders (Martin Donovan, Mary-Louise Parker) but also for its sympathy toward them. more...
  • Sawdust and Tinsel

    A major early feature by Ingmar Bergman, also known as The Naked Night (though the Swedish title apparently means "The Clown's Night"). more...
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  • Say My Name

    Nirit Peled's 2009 survey of women in hip-hop covers a diverse group of performers whose styles were forged on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Atlanta, and London. more...
  • A Scanner Darkly

    Richard Linklater returns to the animated aesthetic of Waking Life for this adaptation of Philip K. Dick's dystopian SF novel about slacker drug addicts and double agents in the Orange County of the future. more...
  • ScaredSacred

    Spooked by the millennium, video maker Velcrow Ripper set out to find hope in some of the most horrific spots on the globe: Bhopal, India, where poison clouds from a Union Carbide plant killed as many as 8,000 people; Cambodia, where remnants of Khmer Rouge death camps remain; Sarajevo, where rage and despair gnaw at the survivors of the Balkan civil war. more...
  • Scarface

    Howard Hawks's 1932 masterpiece is a dark, brutal, exhilaratingly violent film, blending comedy and horror in a manner that suggests Chico Marx let loose with a live machine gun. more...
  • The Scarlet Empress

    Josef von Sternberg's 1934 film turns the legend of Catherine the Great into a study of sexuality sadistically repressed and reborn as politics, thus anticipating Bertolucci by three decades. more...
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