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  • Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

    Xan Cassavetes (daughter of John, her first name short for Alexandria) assembled this troubling video documentary about Jerry Harvey, a fanatical Los Angeles film buff who spent eight years programming the legendary pay-cable outlet the Z Channel. more...
  • Zabriskie Point

    Though Michelangelo Antonioni's only American film was very poorly received when it was released in 1970, time has been much kinder to it than to, say, La Notte, which was made a decade earlier. more...
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  • Zama

    After a hiatus of nearly a decade, the brilliant Argentine filmmaker Lucrecia Martel (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) returns with an entrancing 17th-century period drama. more...
  • Zathura

    Flawless comic timing and vivid imagination power this rollicking sequel to Jumanji (1995), adapted from Chris Van Allsburg's book. more...
  • Zebraman

    Who'd have guessed that the hypersadistic director Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer) would reinvent himself as a purveyor of kid-friendly fantasy? more...
  • A Zed & Two Noughts

    The boldest and arguably one of the best of Peter Greenaway's fiction features, this extremely odd and perverse conceptual piece (1986) certainly isn't for every taste, although Sacha Vierny's cinematography makes it so luscious that you may be mesmerized in spite of yourself. more...
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  • Zero City

    Produced during glasnost, this surreal 1988 feature by Karen Shakhnazarov plays like a comic elegy for the Soviet state. more...
  • Zero Dark Thirty (R)

    Kathryn Bigelow follows her Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker with this gripping account of the search for Osama bin Laden, focusing on bureaucratic infighting at the CIA as the political winds shift and new intelligence brings Seal Team Six to bin Laden's door. more...
  • Zero Day

    Like Gus Van Sant's Elephant, this 2002 feature presents a fictionalized version of the Columbine massacre with teenage actors using their own given names. more...
  • Zizek!

    “I'm almost tempted to say that making me popular is a resistance against taking me serious,” says Slavoj Zizek in this entertaining 2005 portrait of the Slovene cultural theorist and “academic rock star.” It's a characteristic utterance, and his charisma is such that the meaning registers despite the faulty grammar. more...
  • Zohre & Manouchehr

    This 2004 video offers a fascinating look at sexuality in Iran, framing its contemporary interviews with a dramatization of the erotic title poem by 19th-century Persian writer Iraj Mirza. more...