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  • Labyrinth of Lies
  • Labyrinth of Lies (R)

    This German docudrama recounts the events leading up to the Nuremberg trials of 1963, in which former Nazis were tried by the national government for crimes against humanity committed during World War II. more...
  • Lady Bird
  • Lady Bird (R)

    Greta Gerwig got her start as a tall, blond "it" girl for such indie heroes as Joe Swanberg, Noah Baumbach, and Whit Stillman, quietly racking up screenwriting credits on some of their projects. 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...
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    The Lady (R)

    This biopic tells the story of Aung San Suu Kyi, a tireless advocate of democracy in Burma who was recently elected to political office there after spending nearly two decades under house arrest. more...
  • Laggies
  • Laggies (R)

    A stalled twentysomething (Keira Knightley), smothered by her old clique from high school and sucked into a wedding engagement with her feet-of-clay boyfriend (Mark Webber), befriends an offbeat high schooler (Chloë Grace Moretz) and moves in temporarily with her and her perplexed but accommodating father (Sam Rockwell). 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...
  • Last Flag Flying
  • Last Flag Flying (R)

    Having no desire to revisit the macho-military high jinks of The Last Detail (1973) or read the Darryl Ponicsan novel on which it was based, I had some forebodings about this screen adaptation of Ponicsan's 2005 sequel, even though the movie was cowritten and directed by the smart and resourceful Richard Linklater. more...
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  • The Last House on the Left (R)

    Wes Craven's low-budget shocker The Last House on the Left (1972) was notorious for its physical and psychological brutality, though its apologists have praised its sharp-edged story, in which victims of a horrible crime take horrible revenge on the perpetrators. more...
  • The Last of Robin Hood
  • The Last of Robin Hood (R)

    I always wondered where the expression "in like Flynn" came from; according to our own Cecil Adams, it was popularized by the statutory rape charges brought in 1942 against Hollywood legend Errol Flynn (Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood). more...
  • The Last Stand (R)

    South Korean director Kim Jee-Woon (I Saw the Devil, A Tale of Two Sisters) makes his first Hollywood actioner, having good fun with such American iconography as the Arizona desert, oversized guns, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. more...
  • The Last Word
  • The Last Word (R)

    Shirley MacLaine stars as a wealthy old curmudgeon who leverages her ownership stake in the local newspaper to supervise her own obituary, researched and written by cub reporter Amanda Seyfried. 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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  • Lawless (R)

    John Hillcoat burst onto American screens with his Australian spaghetti western The Proposition (2005), directing a screenplay by rocker Nick Cave, then graduated to a bleak and punishing "prestige" adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. more...