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  • Warrendale

    For this striking cinema verite documentary (1967), Canadian filmmaker Allan King spent eight weeks observing children and counselors at a Toronto facility for emotionally disturbed children; its director, Dr. Martin Fischer, advocated an experimental therapy in which the children were physically held down during their tantrums and forced to articulate what they were feeling. more...
  • Wake in Fright

    Ted Kotcheff (First Blood, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz) directed this forgotten Australian masterpiece (1971) about an arrogant Sydney schoolteacher (Garry Bond) who's slowly driven mad after a prolonged stay in the Yabba, a desolate mining town in the middle of the Australian outback. more...
  • War Witch (NR)

    Canadian writer-director Kim Nguyen spent nearly a decade researching this docudrama about child soldiers in Africa, and the film feels as authoritative as a first-hand account. more...
  • Weekend (NR)

    Heading home from a party one Friday night, semicloseted Russell (Tom Cullen) stops off at a gay bar, where he picks up the direct, proudly out Glen (Chris New). more...
  • We Live in Public

    Tagged "the Warhol of Web TV," online entrepreneur Josh Harris used the wealth he accumulated as founder of the webcasting site Pseudo.com to stage forward-looking and ultimately nightmarish human experiments in digital media. more...
  • White Material
  • White Material (NR)

    In a fictional African country, a helicopter hovers over a French coffee plantation, bringing news to the stubborn white owner (Isabelle Huppert) that France is pulling out and leaving the country to civil war; refusing to evacuate until her crop has been harvested, she takes her chances with the rebel army and its child soldiers. more...
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  • Winnebago Man (NR)

    In 2006 documentary maker Ben Steinbauer went looking for Jack Rebney, the RV pitchman whose uncontrolled temper and unabashed profanity in a 1988 video blooper reel had made him a YouTube legend. more...