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  • 42 (PG-13)

    Like many Hollywood sports movies, this Jackie Robinson biopic seems to be pitched at high schoolers, but writer-director Brian Helgeland still manages a pretty absorbing account of Robinson's rookie year as the first black player in major league baseball. more...
  • Agora (NR)

    Rachel Weisz stars as Hypatia, a fourth-century philosopher whose school in the famous Library of Alexandria is the only ecumenical institution in a city riven by sectarian violence among pagans, Jews, and Christians. more...
  • Alexander
  • Alexander (R)

    Oliver Stone realizes a decades-old dream with this epic biography of Alexander the Great, though all those who accused Stone of crimes against history with Nixon and JFK will be pleased to learn that history has struck back. more...
  • Alexander Nevsky (NR)

    Sergei Eisenstein turns the story of the great Russian prince into an abstract exercise in visual and aural counterpoint—it's more theory than movie. more...
  • Anthropoid
  • Anthropoid (R)

    This beautifully photographed but slow-moving thriller dramatizes the events of Operation Anthropoid, the British military mission in which members of the Czech resistance were recruited to assassinate high-ranking Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich during World War II. more...
  • The Army of Crime (NR)

    Jean-Pierre Melville's French thriller Army of Shadows (1969) angered some with its frank depiction of the moral compromises sustained by French resistance fighters during the Nazi occupation; two generations later, French Armenian filmmaker Robert Guediguian delivers another epic drama of the resistance, though his 2009 film stresses the commitment and sacrifice of a real-life terror cell commanded by the Armenian poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian). more...
  • Back to 1942 (NR)

    Xiaogang Feng directed this historical drama about a debilitating drought that took place in China's Henan province during the country's war against Japan. more...