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  • J. Edgar (R)

    Leonardo DiCaprio packs on the pounds and the prosthetics to play J. Edgar Hoover over a span of more than 50 years, and his feverish commitment to the role propels this long, ambitious, sometimes unwieldy biopic. more...
  • J'Accuse
  • J'Accuse

    Eight years before the staggering Napoleon (1927), French filmmaker Abel Gance made an international name for himself with this powerful antiwar drama, whose grand narrative scale and deep humanity underscore his debt to Victor Hugo. more...
  • Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis

    “Maria Montez gave socialistic answers to a rented world,” declared underground filmmaker, photographer, and performance artist Jack Smith (1932-'89) in a statement that was reportedly printed and handed out at his funeral. more...
  • Jacob's Ladder (R)

    A bold, powerful psychological horror film (1990) about a recently returned Vietnam vet (Tim Robbins) in New York City, plagued by nightmarish visions he doesn't understand. more...
  • Jacquot (PG)

    Agnes Varda's 1991 tribute to her husband Jacques Demy (who died of AIDS about six months before this premiered at the Cannes Film Festival) combines dramatic sequences portraying his provincial childhood, documentary footage shot during his final days, and critical interpolations of scenes from his films. more...
  • The Jade Tiger

    This 1977 kung fu epic by Hong Kong writer-director Chu Yuan seems intent on confounding the viewer's expectations, but beneath all the double- and triple-crosses lies a sobering antiwar movie. more...
  • Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer

    Charlie Ahearn, director of the groundbreaking hip-hop documentary Wild Style (1983), profiles another chronicler of the scene, Jamel Shabazz, who's been photographing B-boy culture since its inception in the early 80s. more...
  • James White
  • James White (R)

    James (Christopher Abbott), a directionless party boy in New York City, gets a wake-up call when his wealthy father dies and his mother (Cynthia Nixon), whom the father ditched years earlier for another woman, learns that her cancer is no longer in remission. more...
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  • James' Journey to Jerusalem

    Elected as a spiritual emissary by his fellow villagers, a young Zulu (Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe) travels to Israel to see the ground where Jesus walked, but he's jailed at the border and released into the custody of a Jewish businessman who exploits immigrant labor. more...
  • Jane
  • Jane (PG)

    Growing up in Bournemouth, England, in the 1940s, Jane Goodall would dream that she was a man. "Probably because of the time," she tells Brett Morgen in Jane. more...
  • Jane: An Abortion Service

    An hour-long 1995 video documentary by Chicagoans Kate Kirtz and Nell Lundy about the women's health collective Jane, whose members performed 12,000 safe but illegal abortions within the University of Chicago community between 1969 and 1973. more...
  • Jane Eyre (PG-13)

    Charlotte Bronte's heroine has been played by some pretty drippy actresses over the years, but this British adaptation of the 1847 Gothic novel is elevated by a flinty and finely detailed performance from young Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, The Kids Are All Right). more...