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  • Of Gods and Men (R)

    No one knows for sure what happened to the seven French monks who were kidnapped during the Algerian civil war and found dead in May 1996. more...
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  • The Old Guard
  • The Old Guard (R)

    With this adaptation of Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez’s graphic novel The Old Guard (which was scripted by Rucka), director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights) delivers a big-budget comic book movie that’s both entertaining and affecting. more...
  • One Child Nation
  • One Child Nation (R)

    New York-based filmmaker Nanfu Wang was born in China in 1985 during its mandated one-child policy, a stringently enforced 36-year social experiment meant to curb the nation's burgeoning population and stave off widespread famine. more...
  • The Only Living Boy in New York
  • The Only Living Boy in New York (R)

    A whip-smart college grad in Manhattan (Callum Turner) discovers that his father (Pierce Brosnan) is cheating on his mentally ill mother (Cynthia Nixon) with a younger woman (Kate Beckinsale); the son trails and eventually confronts the mistress, but she turns the tables by calling out his own sexual attraction to her. more...
  • Only Lovers Left Alive (R)

    Jim Jarmusch's poetic, highly personal take on the vampire genre uses it to elegize various things that are dead or dying in the early 21st century—analog recording, downtown Detroit, and the European Romantic tradition, to name a few. more...
  • Open Water (R)

    A squabbling career couple (Daniel Travis and Blanchard Ryan) arrive at an exotic island resort and sign on for a chartered diving excursion, but their vacation becomes a nightmare when they surface and find their boat has vanished. more...
  • The Other Side of the Wind
  • The Other Side of the Wind (R)

    Orson Welles shot this self-referential (and often satirical) drama between 1970 and 1976, but due to extenuating circumstances, was never able to complete it; only in 2017 did a team of filmmakers embark on assembling a feature from Welles’s footage, proceeding according to the many notes he left behind. more...
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  • Outrage (R)

    Like some of Jean-Pierre Melville’s late works (Le Samourai, Le Cercle Rouge), Takeshi Kitano’s 2010 feature pares down the crime film to a repetition of favorite motifs: the story is something of a reductio ad absurdum of the yakuza flick, with one honor killing leading to another and so on, until nearly all the main characters are dead. more...