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  • 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...
  • The Apparition
  • The Apparition (NR)

    In this hazy French drama about the dueling natures of truth and faith, a hardened warzone journalist (Vincent Lindon) answers the Vatican’s call to investigate a young woman who claims to have seen the Virgin Mary on a hilltop in southern France. more...
  • Aya: Awakenings (NR)

    This documentary looks at the resurgent popularity in Peru of ayahuasca, the psychedelic drug described by William S. Burroughs in The Yage Letters. more...
  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (NR)

    Fritz Lang directed this 1956 feature about a newspaper publisher who uses his future son-in-law in an experiment about the city's criminal justice program. 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...
  • Black Death (NR)

    In this horror movie by Christopher Smith, a monk learns that victims of the bubonic plague are coming back to life. more...
  • Burning (NR)

    Burning (based on Haruki Murakami's 1992 short story "Barn Burning") paints vivid portraits of three distinct characters and inspires sympathy with a bewildered protagonist; moreover, it depicts a particular social milieu—that of underemployed twentysomethings in contemporary Seoul—in such a way that one comes to see it as existing beyond the subjects' control. more...
  • Cold Weather (NR)

    With this third feature, Aaron Katz (Dance Party USA, Quiet City) tries to extend the much-hyped "mumblecore" indie past its usual postcollegiate solipsism by marrying it to the detective thriller. more...
  • Detective Chinatown (NR)

    This Chen Sicheng-directed comedy-mystery tells the story of a man who, after being rejected from the police academy, travels to Bangkok, where he and a distant relative must solve a murder. more...
  • The Double Hour (NR)

    The neatest thing about Giuseppe Capotondi's debut feature is how it reverses the mechanics of most crime movies: the criminal activity (which includes murder, robbery, and identity forging) is presented coldly and matter-of-factly, while the mundane moments are made to seem tense with possibility. more...
  • The Endless
  • The Endless (NR)

    Two brothers in San Diego who escaped from a UFO suicide cult ten years earlier decide that the time has come to return to the cult's rural compound and see how everyone is making out; after they arrive, their old friends welcome them back, and one of the brothers decides things weren't so bad there after all. more...