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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...
  • 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...
  • 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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  • Joe
  • Joe (R)

    David Gordon Green directed some of the best American movies of the new century (George Washington, All the Real Girls, Undertow), then went to Hollywood and directed some of the worst (Your Highness, The Sitter). more...
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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (R)

    Superior exercises in action-movie formalism, the John Wick movies evoke everything from Fritz Lang’s silent thrillers (in their imagining of vast, underground criminal networks) to Gene Kelly’s musicals (in their inventive and breathless fight choreography) to Brian De Palma’s self-aware genre pastiches (in their allusions to high art and the way they veer close to parody). more...
  • Joyeux Noel (R)

    French, German, and Scottish soldiers, stuck in the trenches during World War I, decide to unite briefly for a Christmas celebration in this touching if simple parable (2005) by French writer-director Christian Carion. more...
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  • Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (R)

    “A film Hollywood dared not to do” is how writer-director Leslie Harris described her lively 1992 movie—a brave independent quickie with only a 17-day shooting schedule, about an ambitious and angry black teenage girl (Ariyan Johnson) living in one of the Brooklyn projects who goes into denial (with catastrophic results) when her boyfriend (Kevin Thigpen) gets her pregnant. more...
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