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  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG)

    Steven Spielberg's 1982 film achieves the level of decent, middling Disney—Old Yeller, for example, rather than Snow White or Pinocchio—which is to say that the childhood myths being promulgated here are rather basic and unadorned, without the baroque touches and psychological penetration Disney could muster at his best. more...
  • Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer

    One of the best essay films ever made on a cinematic subject, Thom Andersen's remarkable and sadly neglected hour-long documentary (1974) adroitly combines biography, history, film theory, and philosophical reflection. more...
  • The Eagle and the Hawk
  • The Eagle and the Hawk

    The eagle is a decorated World War I flying ace (Fredric March) increasingly haunted by all the men he's shot down; the hawk is his fierce copilot (Cary Grant), who doesn't mind killing German parachutists in the air on the theory that every fatality gets them closer to victory. more...
  • The Eagle Huntress
  • The Eagle Huntress (G)

    Otto Bell makes an impressive directing debut with this stirring documentary, about a 13-year-old Kazakh girl who becomes the first eagle huntress in 12 generations of her family and only the second competing huntress in the modern history of Kazakhstan. more...
  • The Eagle (PG-13)

    This fine historical adventure is set in 140 AD in ancient Brittannia, where a noble Roman (Channing Tatum) and his feisty British slave (Jamie Bell) travel past "the end of the world"—Hadrian's Wall in northern England—to recover a Golden Eagle emblem lost by the Roman's father when his legion was destroyed by British "savages." more...
  • Early German animation

    This program includes Lotte Reiniger's The Adventures of Prince Achmed (66 min.), about which Dave Kehr writes, “Reiniger was the master (and perhaps the sole practitioner) of an elaborate form of cutout animation in which silhouetted characters perform before filigreed backgrounds. more...
  • Early Spring (NR)

    This 1956 feature, a casual yet meticulously detailed reconstruction of Japan's routinized white-collar milieu, was Yasujiro Ozu's first film after the exquisite Tokyo Story, as well as one of his longest works. more...
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  • Ears, Open. Eyeballs, Click.

    Video maker Canaan Brumley took advantage of his day job as a barber at Camp Pendleton, California, to shoot this no-nonsense documentary of marine recruits being whipped into shape over 12 weeks. more...
  • Earth

    Alexander Dovzhenko's ravishing and lyrical 1930 film about life on a collective farm in the Ukraine, the last and best of his silent features, shows his pantheism and poetry at their most exalting. more...
  • Earth (G)

    This first feature from Disney's new nature division has an encyclopedic reach and spectacular footage shot by more than two dozen crack cinematographers. more...
  • Earth Girls Are Easy (PG)

    This delightful 1989 pop-fantasy musical about Valley girls and extraterrestrials gives the talented English director Julien Temple an opportunity to show his stuff in an all-American context. more...
  • East Nashville Tonight

    Country-folk singer-songwriters Todd Snider and Elizabeth Cook set out to produce an East Nashville-­based talk show in this feature by the Barnes brothers, which hilariously walks the line between documentary and mockumentary. more...
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