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  • Satan Met a Lady

    An inferior and unacknowledged adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, with a ram's horn replacing the falcon. more...
  • The Scenesters (R)

    This knowing parody of Los Angeles independent filmmaking recalls early features by Joe Dante (Hollywood Boulevard) and John Landis (Schlock): it's slapdash but eager to please, and the movie in-jokes aren't half-bad. more...
  • Secret Beyond the Door

    Fritz Lang's third thriller (1948) with Joan Bennett (after Scarlet Street and The Woman in the Window), a Freudian version of the Bluebeard story, is probably the most psychoanalytically oriented of his features, and because it's Lang, the murkiness is mainly a strength. more...
  • Secret in Their Eyes
  • Secret in Their Eyes (PG-13)

    Critics are supposed to dump on Hollywood remakes of foreign-language films, but this Americanized version of Juan Jose Campanella's overrated art-house hit The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) is at least as good as the original and, with a running time well under two hours, certainly more concise. more...
  • Seven (R)

    Who would have guessed that a grisly and upsetting serial-killer police procedural (1995) costarring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as detectives, written by a Tower Records cashier (Andrew Kevin Walker), and directed by David Fincher (Alien) would bear a startling resemblance to a serious work of art? more...
  • Seven Little Killers
  • Seven Little Killers

    Teenagers in an Italian village are questioned by police about the death of a local vagrant, last seen in a field where the kids like to hang out; thirty years later a new police chief, reviewing the old case file, makes a discovery that prompts him to reopen the case and subpoena the now-grown witnesses. more...
  • Sharing

    Makoto Shinozaki directed this 2014 Japanese dramatic thriller about a psychology professor and a drama student each whose lives connect through the student's dreams about the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan. more...
  • Sherlock Holmes

    Shot at Chicago's Essanay Studio, this 1916 adventure featuring Arthur Conan Doyle's famous sleuth (William Gilette, who played the role onstage for years) was considered lost until a print was discovered in France in 2014. more...
  • Sherlock Holmes

    John Barrymore stars as the great detective, holding down a complicated and rather arthritic screen adaptation (1922) of the long-running play by William Gillette. more...
  • Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)

    Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective became one of the great heroes in genre fiction precisely because he was so freakish: cold and methodical, Holmes was the dark underbelly of Victorian rationalism, his intellect so overdeveloped that he couldn't relate to anyone. more...
  • Shutter Island (R)

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo star as federal marshals summoned to an island hospital for the criminally insane; a patient has gone missing, but the more they question the doctors and staff, the more they suspect something fishy is going on. more...
  • Side Effects (R)

    This neatly executed mystery is just the sort of thing Hollywood craves from Steven Soderbergh: genre entertainment as cool, clean, and impersonal as a Formica countertop. more...