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  • Paul Goodman Changed My Life (NR)

    In this heady documentary, TV footage of left-wing social critic Paul Goodman being interviewed by conservative host William F. Buckley Jr. in 1966 makes one realize how low public discourse in America has sunk since then: despite the men's political differences, their freewheeling discussion, touching on topics from education to pornography, is playful instead of rancorous. more...
  • The Runaways (R)

    Directed by Floria Sigismondi, this biopic about the pioneering girl-rock band is loaded with cliches—the raw beginnings, the rise to fame, the flameout as the members fall prey to drugs, celebrity, and egomania. more...
  • Invictus (PG-13)

    Based on a book by John Carlin, this elephantine sports drama chronicles President Nelson Mandela's quest to unite black and white South Africans by driving the national rugby team to victory in the 1995 World Cup. more...