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  • L.A. Confidential (R)

    Crooked reporter Danny DeVito and vice cop Kevin Spacey set up sensational stories for a Los Angeles scandal sheet in the 50s and become enmeshed in the investigation of a multiple murder. more...
  • La Chienne (NR)

    Jean Renoir's first sound feature (1931) and one of his best, about a bored banker (Michel Simon) who becomes hopelessly smitten with a prostitute (Janie Mareze). more...
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  • La Grande Bouffe

    Hilarious, stomach-turning, morbid, breezy, funny, and sad fable about four men (Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Philippe Noiret, and Michel Piccoli) who shut themselves up in a Parisian villa and gorge themselves to death on gourmet delights, pausing only to sample the charms of three negligible whores and the simple affections of Andrea Ferreol before expiring disgustingly one by one. more...
  • 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...
  • La Playa DC

    This Colombian mean-streets drama (2012) suffers from a rather jumbled script, but it's rescued by its easy authenticity and Luis Carlos Guevara's magnetic lead performance. more...
  • La Vérité (NR)

    A smash hit in France and an Oscar nominee in the U.S., this 1960 courtroom drama was the last big success for writer-director Henri-Georges Clouzot, whose jaundiced view of humanity resonated in such classic mysteries as The Raven (1943) and Diabolique (1955). more...
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  • Ladies in Lavender

    Veteran British actor Charles Dance (Gosford Park) makes his debut as writer-director with this three-hanky drama about elderly sisters (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith) living quietly on the English Channel before World War II. more...
  • The Lady and the Beard

    Many of Yasujiro Ozu's films have topical interest, but few are as novel as this 1931 silent comedy about the westernization of a conservative young hero. more...
  • The Lady and the Duke

    My favorite Eric Rohmer features are mainly his period films—Perceval, then The Marquise of O (despite its emotional toning down of the Heinrich von Kleist novella), and now this fascinating antirevolutionary take on the French Revolution. more...
  • Lady Bird
  • Lady Bird (R)

    Lady Bird, which hit theaters earlier this month, has collected sterling reviews proclaiming its writer-director, Greta Gerwig, an important new voice in American movies. more...
  • The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch

    This 2005 documentary vividly chronicles the career of actor-writer Charles Busch, the cross-dressing star of such camp hits as Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party, and The Lady in Question. more...