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  • 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...
  • Labor Day
  • Labor Day (PG-13)

    Calling something a melodrama is a sneaky way of excusing its implausibilities on behalf of its juicy performances, which in this case I'm more than willing to do. more...
  • Ladrones (PG-13)

    Two former criminals are called out of retirement to help a community reclaim land that was stolen from them. more...
  • The Lady in the Van
  • The Lady in the Van (PG-13)

    The homeless, mentally ill woman who spent 15 years camping in the driveway of playwright Alan Bennett has given him material for a short story, a play (staged in the West End and adapted by BBC Radio), and now a film, starring Maggie Smith in a role that seems tailor-made for her drollery. more...
  • Land of the Lost (PG-13)

    A big-screen adaptation of the old Saturday-morning TV show about explorers (Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride) who are transported to an alternate universe populated by dinosaurs and other strange creatures. more...
  • Larry Crowne (PG-13)

    Tom Hanks collaborated with Nia Vardalos on the screenplay for this middle-aged rom-com, and it plays like one of her lonely-girl comedies (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Life in Ruins, I Hate Valentine’s Day) with the focus shifted to the male love interest. more...
  • Last Days in the Desert
  • Last Days in the Desert (PG-13)

    In this meditative art film, writer-director Rodrigo García imagines a key episode in the life of Jesus from both a spiritual and a psychological perspective. more...
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  • The Last Godfather (PG-13)

    Harvey Keitel plays an aging mafia boss trying to train his son as a successor in this comedy by Hyung-rae Shim. more...
  • Last Vegas (PG-13)

    Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline—I used to think I'd really miss these guys when they were gone, but this comedy about four old pals making a twilight trip to Vegas is such a giant geriatric diaper that I'm beginning to change my mind. more...
  • The Lazarus Effect
  • The Lazarus Effect (PG-13)

    Compared with other low-budget horror films from Blumhouse Productions, this is neither as sharp as The Purge or Oculus nor as dumb as the Paranormal Activity series. more...