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  • About Elly
  • About Elly

    Just prior to the Oscar-winning A Separation, Asghar Farhadi directed this 2009 drama, and though not as tightly constructed as its successor, it's another suspenseful domestic intrigue deeply rooted in traditional Iranian mores and social codes. more...
  • 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 Good Things (R)

    "I've never been closer to anyone, and I don't know you at all," a young woman (Kirsten Dunst) tells her creepy, remote husband (Ryan Gosling) in this strange and purposely frustrating crime drama. more...
  • All Good Things (R)

    "I've never been closer to anyone, and I don't know you at all," a young woman (Kirsten Dunst) tells her creepy, remote husband (Ryan Gosling) in this strange and purposely frustrating crime drama. more...
  • The Automatic Hate
  • The Automatic Hate

    A shocking family secret lies at the center of this quirky mystery (2015), but there’s also a continual sense of unease, as strong before the big reveal as after. more...
  • The Big Lebowski (R)

    Probably the Coen brothers' most enjoyable movie—glittering with imagination, cleverness, and filmmaking skill—though, as in their other films, the warm feelings they generate around a couple of salt-of-the-earth types don't apply to anyone else in the cast: you might as well be scraping them off your shoe. more...
  • The Big Sleep (NR)

    A very good movie (1946), and by far the best Raymond Chandler adaptation, but it isn't one of Howard Hawks's most refined efforts—it lacks his clarity of line, his balance, his sense of a free spirit at play within a carefully set structure. more...
  • Blowup

    Michelangelo Antonioni's sexy art-house hit of 1966, which played a substantial role in putting "swinging London" on the map, follows a day in the life of a young fashion photographer (David Hemmings) who discovers, after blowing up his photos of a couple glimpsed in a park, that he may have inadvertently uncovered a murder. more...
  • Brick

    For his debut feature Rian Johnson meticulously re-creates Dashiell Hammett's brand of gumshoe noir but transplants the blind-alley mystery and rat-a-tat dialogue to a modern SoCal suburban high school. more...
  • A Conspiracy of Faith

    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...
  • Crimson Peak
  • Crimson Peak (R)

    After two fanboy feasts (Hellboy II and Pacific Rim), Guillermo del Toro returns to the arty, gothic vibe of his beloved Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and while this isn't as haunting, it's definitely more haunted. more...