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  • 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...
  • American Made Movie (G)

    I'm surprised that a distributor picked up this documentary about the U.S. manufacturing industry for theatrical release—it feels like something you'd watch in a high school economics class. more...
  • The Arbor (NR)

    British playwright Andrea Dunbar was only 18 when The Arbor, her blunt account of life in a squalid council estate, premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in 1980; by age 29 she was dead of a cerebral hemorrhage, leaving behind three completed works and three children by three different men. more...
  • The Bling Ring (R)

    The title refers to a clique of spoiled SoCal teenagers who reportedly spent more than a year, from October 2008 to August 2009, burglarizing the homes of Hollywood celebrities (Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Orlando Bloom) and making off with their cash, clothes, jewelry, and other accoutrements of fame. more...
  • Blue Caprice (R)

    A fictional treatment of the infamous 2002 Beltway snipers, this indie drama is long on ambience and mercifully short on violent action sequences. more...
  • Bobby Fischer Against the World (NR)

    Produced by HBO, this documentary follows Bobby Fischer's brilliant ascent to the World Chess Championship in 1972 and his sad descent into lunacy thereafter, which ended only with his death in 2008. more...
  • Boys Don't Cry (R)

    The true story of Teena Marie Brandon, a young woman from Lincoln, Nebraska, who inverted her name—to Brandon Teena—and her sexual identity. more...
  • Captain Phillips (PG-13)

    More cool thrills from the military-entertainment complex, with Tom Hanks as the real-life captain of the American shipping vessel hijacked by Somali pirates and rescued by the U.S. Navy in April 2009. more...
  • Casino Jack (R)

    Not to be confused with Alex Gibney's recent documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money, this is the dramatic take on Jack Abramoff's high-rolling career as a Washington lobbyist and his precipitous fall amid charges of fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion. more...
  • CBGB

    Randall Miller directed this drama about the eponymous rock club, with Alan Rickman as owner Hilly Kristal and Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry. more...
  • Close-Up (NR)

    A dense and subtle masterpiece from Iran (1990) by Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), this documentary—or is it pseudodocumentary?—follows the trial of an unemployed film buff in Tehran who impersonated acclaimed filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf and became intimate with a well-to-do family while pretending to prepare a film that was to feature them. more...
  • Closed Curtain
  • Closed Curtain

    Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi (Offside, Crimson Gold)delivers his second feature since the Islamic Revolutionary Court, incensed by his plans for a political documentary, banned him from filmmaking for 20 years. more...