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  • Clue (PG)

    The murder-mystery board game becomes a frantic, unfunny spoof (1985) under the direction of British TV writer Jonathan Lynn. more...
  • The House With a Clock in Its Walls
  • The House With a Clock in Its Walls (PG)

    Joe Dante would have been the ideal choice to direct a film version of John Bellairs’s 1973 young-adult gothic fantasy novel about an orphaned boy who goes to live with his warlock uncle in late-40s Michigan, but for some reason, the producers entrusted the project to misanthropic schlockmeister Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel). more...
  • Island of the Lost (PG)

    John Florea this 1967 action adventure about an anthropologist and his family who wind up on a mysterious island after their ship runs aground in the South Pacific. more...
  • Man on a Swing (PG)

    Frank Perry directed this 1974 crime film about a police chief investigating a killing in his small town who is offered help by a psychic. more...
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery (PG)

    Woody Allen's welcome return (1993) to straight-ahead entertainment, after 15 years of slogging through art-house hand-me-downs, happily coincided with a return to Diane Keaton as his leading lady, and she deftly steals the show. more...
  • Mr. Holmes
  • Mr. Holmes (PG)

    Like The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970), this adaptation of Mitch Cullin's novel A Slight Trick of the Mind purports to show the real man behind the legendary sleuth, and as in those movies, the scenes focused on character are more striking than the obligatory detective tale. more...
  • Murder on the Orient Express (PG)

    Agatha Christie's novel is nothing more than a sleight-of-hand trick, but you can see how a real artist might have turned it into something interesting: latent in the plotting are the possibilities for a probing critique on the mystery formula and the assumptions that support it. more...
  • The Spanish Prisoner (PG)

    As in House of Games, David Mamet tries his hand at a Hitchcockian thriller, this time exploring the chase film rather than obsessive behavior. more...
  • When Marnie Was There
  • When Marnie Was There (PG)

    Japan's acclaimed animation outfit Studio Ghibli has always been defined by the extravagant, strongly Eastern visions of Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle), though the newer generation of Ghibli animators, operating under tighter financial constraints, aims for a more international audience and more modestly scaled expressions of childhood wonder. more...