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  • The Absent One

    The Dept. Q Trilogy, based on three best-selling crime novels by Danish writer Jussi Adler-Olsen, draws comparisons with Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo franchise: set in Scandinavia and featuring a sullen male protagonist, it's violent, hard-boiled, and psychologically disturbing. more...
  • Accomplices (NR)

    After the battered body of a rent boy is pulled out of the Rhone, two Lyonnaise homicide detectives (Gilbert Melki and Emmanuelle Devos) begin canvassing his teenage peers, sifting through his cell phone records, and tracing his recent online activities. more...
  • All the Money in the World
  • All the Money in the World (R)

    Ridley Scott's tony thriller about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, grandson of the imperious oil billionaire, was already primed for release when sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, who played the old man, forced Scott to reshoot all his scenes with another actor, Christopher Plummer. more...
  • American Hustle (R)

    David O. Russell's fictionalized drama about Abscam, the FBI sting operation that nailed more than a half dozen U.S. legislators on bribery and conspiracy charges, made me nostalgic for the 70s—not for all the bad hair, splayed collars, gold chains, and plunging necklines, but for an era when grown-up movies like this one came out almost every week. more...
  • Angels With Dirty Faces

    The classic late-30s environmentalist crime film, this 1938 feature stars James Cagney and Pat O'Brien as two boyhood pals from the slums who grow up, one as a gangster (Cagney) and the other as a priest (O'Brien), and meet their respective rewards on the old turf. more...
  • Animal Kingdom (R)

    In the opening shot of this tense Australian noir, a comfy domestic scene turns lurid and tragic in the blink of an eye, which is a pretty good encapsulation of the entire movie. more...
  • Band of Outsiders (NR)

    A gangster story, sort of, by Jean-Luc Godard, who supposedly told his backers that he was going to make a sequel to Breathless and then delivered this mix of musical comedy, slapstick, violence, and incidental observations on politics and philosophy. more...
  • The Big Heat

    Fritz Lang's sizzling 1953 film noir masterpiece features Glenn Ford (in his best performance—perhaps his only performance) as an anguished cop out to smash a maddeningly effete mobster (Alexander Scourby) and break the hold he has on a corrupt city administration. more...
  • Black Mass
  • Black Mass (R)

    Based on a nonfiction book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill, this crime saga details the corrupt partnership between South Boston crime lord James "Whitey" Bulger (a balding, unrecognizable Johnny Depp) and FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), an old pal who cultivated Bulger as an informant but may have done more to help his criminal empire than Bulger did to help the bureau. more...
  • Blood Money

    Rowland Brown directed only three movies, but if this 1933 crime melodrama is any indication, he had a masterful sense of story and a surprisingly jaundiced wit. more...