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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...
  • 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...
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Lady Macbeth (R)

    This shocking period drama, the feature-filmmaking debut of British theater director William Oldroyd, reminded me of Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave in the way it lays bare the repressive attitudes of the 19th century (and, by extension, their vestiges today). more...
  • Lady Vengeance (R)

    After Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy, Korean director Chan-wook Park completes his "revenge trilogy" with this ravishing black comedy about a notorious child killer (the delicate beauty Yeong-ae Lee) released from prison after serving a 14-year sentence. more...
  • Lambert & Stamp
  • Lambert & Stamp (R)

    First-time documentary maker James D. Cooper looks at Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, the aspiring British filmmakers who, in 1964, adopted a fiery but directionless R&B band in North London and molded it into the guitar-smashing pop-art sensation we know as the Who. more...
  • Land Ho!
  • Land Ho! (R)

    In this engaging, low-key character study, two lonely old guys from Kentucky pair up for a tour of Iceland, where their friendship deepens even as their prospects for romantic adventure diminish. more...
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco (R)

    Lifelong San Francisco resident Jimmie Fails plays a fictionalized version of himself in Joe Talbot’s ambitious debut feature, which takes a poetic view of gentrification, underemployment, and other issues facing the city’s Black population. more...
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  • The Last Circus (R)

    Spanish cult director Alex de la Iglesia (The Day of the Beast, El Crimen Perfecto) delivers his darkest work to date, an ultraviolent saga set during the last days of the Franco regime. more...
  • The Last Station (R)

    Adapted from a novel by Jay Parini, this lively costume drama chronicles the last days of Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer), presented here as a knock-down, drag-out battle between his longtime personal secretary, Vladimir Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), who wants Tolstoy to make good on his political beliefs by leaving his copyrights to the Russian people, and Tolstoy's wife of 48 years, Sofya (Helen Mirren), who isn't having any of that. more...
  • Late Night
  • Late Night (R)

    Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling shine in this comedy about Katherine Newbury (Thompson)—the first and only woman, in this fictional world, to helm a long-running late-night network talk show—and her unlikely protege, Molly Patel (Kaling), a former chemical plant employee who’s yearned to work in comedy. more...
  • A Late Quartet (R)

    A beloved string quartet that's been performing together for 25 years (Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Ivanir) begins to crumble after the cellist (Walken) is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. more...
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  • Lean on Pete
  • Lean on Pete (R)

    In Andrew Haigh's moving indie drama Lean on Pete, a motherless 15-year-old boy in Portland, Oregon, gets a part-time job caring for horses at the local racetrack and bonds with a five-year-old quarter horse named Pete; when the stallion begins losing and faces a trip to the glue factory, young Charley (Charlie Plummer) makes off with Pete and the two set out on a treacherous cross-country journey together. more...
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  • Lebanon (R)

    Confusion, terror, shock, and remorse threaten to rip apart a four-man unit of inexperienced Israeli soldiers jammed inside a tank during the first war in Lebanon. more...
  • Les Misérables
  • Les Misérables (R)

    In naming this compelling police procedural after Victor Hugo's seminal masterpiece, director Ladj Ly (who cowrote the script with Giordano Gederlini and Alexis Manenti) takes a bold stance right off the bat, and he manages to sustain it throughout this noteworthy feature debut. more...
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  • Let the Right One In (R)

    Like George A. Romero's horror classic Martin (1977), this Swedish shocker (2008) mixes vampire mythology with adolescent melancholy, and just as the earlier film was rooted in reality by its run-down Pittsburgh locations, this one draws heavily on its working-class setting, a drab suburb of Stockholm. more...