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  • The Dance of Reality
  • The Dance of Reality

    Cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, The Holy Mountain) returned to his native Chile to shoot this autobiographical head trip (2013), which plays like Fellini with its circus performers and fantastic personal reveries but also offers such midnight-movie outrages as a gang of singing amputees and an assassin's stray bullet blowing the head off a statue of Jesus. more...
  • Dangal (NR)

    In this biographical Indian sports drama, retired wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat trains his two daughters, who went on to compete in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. more...
  • The Dark Horse (R)

    The plot of this New Zealand feature (2014) sticks to the template for inspirational-coach dramas, but the genre outlines tend to fade away thanks to the grungy locations, the actors' evident sincerity, and a magnetic performance from Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider) as the troubled hero. more...
  • Desert Flower (R)

    Somalian-born fashion model Waris Dirie is best known for having raised international awareness about female genital mutilation, but that's no excuse for turning her unique story into a simple issue drama. more...
  • Diana (PG-13)

    Diana, Princess of Wales, led a life of romance and tragedy typically reserved for storybooks, her worldwide fame directly contributing to her untimely death in 1997. more...
  • Django

    First-time director Étienne Comar sets this biopic of Django Reinhardt in 1943, when the Romani jazz guitarist and composer (Reda Kateb) was performing in Paris for packed houses of civilians and Nazi officers and also plotting his escape. more...
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    Eames: The Architect and the Painter (NR)

    The married couple Charles and Ray Eames emerged as design innovators during the postwar boom and remained so for decades; their staggering output of furniture lines, toys, films, prefab houses, and exhibitions made them household names (even if talk show host Arlene Francis, in a 1957 interview with the couple, patronized Ray as the "woman behind the man"). more...
  • Eddie the Eagle
  • Eddie the Eagle (PG-13)

    Based on the true story of Eddie Edwards, an amateur ski jumper who defied the odds to represent Great Britain at the 1988 Winter Olympics, this inspirational heart-warmer from director Dexter Fletcher (Bugsy Malone) is the cinematic equivalent of a hug. more...
  • Eisenstein in Guanajuato

    Writer-director Peter Greenaway pays tribute to Sergei Eisenstein, the Soviet director of Potemkin (1925), with this quixotic jaunt, a feast for the eyes and ears that ultimately lacks substance. more...
  • The Elephant Man

    David Lynch's first big-budget film (1980) confirmed the talent he showed in Eraserhead, though the picture itself is a strange trade-off between Lynch's personal themes—"the night world of obscure, disturbing sexual obsessions"—and the requirements of a middlebrow message movie. more...