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  • La La Land
  • La La Land (PG-13)

    When Damien Chazelle tried to resurrect the movie musical with his debut feature, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), he was constrained by the modest means of a Canadian indie; now, having made a name for himself with the Oscar-nominated jazz drama Whiplash (2014), he returns to the challenge with $30 million behind him, and the result is dazzling. more...
  • La La Land: The IMAX 2D Experience (PG-13)

    When Damien Chazelle tried to resurrect the movie musical with his debut feature, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), he was constrained by the modest means of a Canadian indie; now, having made a name for himself with the Oscar-nominated jazz drama Whiplash (2014), he returns to the challenge with $30 million behind him, and the result is dazzling. more...
  • The Lady in the Van
  • The Lady in the Van (PG-13)

    The homeless, mentally ill woman who spent 15 years camping in the driveway of playwright Alan Bennett has given him material for a short story, a play (staged in the West End and adapted by BBC Radio), and now a film, starring Maggie Smith in a role that seems tailor-made for her drollery. more...
  • 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 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...
  • Life, Above All (PG-13)

    Adapted from a novel by Allan Straton, this 2010 feature combines deftly executed melodrama with an eye-opening look at the ills confronting poor rural women in South Africa. more...
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  • Like Crazy (PG-13)

    A vivacious young Englishwoman (Felicity Jones), attending college in Los Angeles, strikes up a passionate romance with the gentle teaching assistant for one of her classes (Anton Yelchin). more...
  • Limitless (PG-13)

    Without much fanfare Neil Burger has emerged as one of the best suspense directors in the business, and the irony of this accomplishment is that his thrillers (Interview With the Assassin, The Illusionist) resort to very little fanfare themselves: in an era of loud, frantic aerobic workouts like Salt and the Bourne franchise, Burger builds suspense the old-fashioned way, through meticulously clean and careful plotting. more...
  • Lincoln (PG-13)

    Steven Spielberg's long-gestating drama about the 16th president opens with an atrocious scene in which weary Union soldiers, both white and black, recite the Gettysburg Address for their visiting commander in chief. more...
  • Lion
  • Lion (PG-13)

    This unabashedly emotional drama is based on a memoir by Saroo Brierley, who was only five when he got separated from his family in rural India and ultimately wound up fending for himself in Calcutta. more...
  • The Look of Silence
  • The Look of Silence (PG-13)

    Joshua Oppenheimer returns to Indonesia for a sequel to his acclaimed documentary The Act of Killing (2013), which dealt with the government slaughter of more than a half million citizens as part of an anticommunist purge in the mid-1960s. more...
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (PG-13)

    Compensating for the intermittent longueurs and narrative convolutions of the first two entries, the final chapter of Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy ties everything together with a dazzling synthesis of pagan animism, heroic quest mythology, orientalism, Pre-Raphaelite imagery, 1950s sci-fi creature features, and Hollywood war epics. more...
  • The Lost City of Z
  • The Lost City of Z (PG-13)

    Based on the nonfiction book by David Grann, this gripping historical epic chronicles the years-long quest of English explorer Percy Fawcett (played with clear-eyed determination by Charlie Hunnam) to find a fabled Amazonian city whose early innovations may have put the British Empire to shame. more...