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  • Anna Karenina (R)

    Without Tolsoy's profound interior narration, Anna Karenina is just a soap opera, and for some reason director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) has decided to compound this problem with deliberate, showy artifice. more...
  • Augustine

    Set in the late 19th century, this debut feature by Alice Winocour recalls the historical dramas of Benoit Jacquot (Sade; Farewell, My Queen) in the way it inverts the genre dynamic, emphasizing psychology over period ambience. more...
  • Becoming Jane (PG)

    Miramax has never scored as many Oscars as it did with Shakespeare in Love (seven, including best picture, actress, and screenplay), but this drama closely follows the golden formula, fictionalizing the life of Jane Austen so as to mimic her literature. more...
  • The Beguiled
  • The Beguiled (R)

    Thomas P. Cullinan's novel The Beguiled, about a wounded Union soldier being nursed by a handful of Confederate women at an otherwise abandoned finishing school, was filmed back in 1971 by Don Siegel, with Clint Eastwood as the bemused soldier. more...
  • Bel Ami (R)

    This forgettable adaptation of the Guy de Maupassant novel has one clever idea going for it: the vain, social-climbing antihero is played by Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson, whose instant celebrity mirrors that of the character. more...
  • Children of Paradise

    Set in the 1840s and filmed during the occupation in Paris, Marcel Carne's 1945 masterpiece about the undying love of Garance (Arletty) and the mime Deburau (Jean-Louis Barrault) is a breathtaking study of the relationships between life and theater, mime and tragedy, the real and the imagined, sound and silence. more...
  • Coming Home
  • Coming Home (PG-13)

    After the $90 million flop The Flowers of War (2011), Chinese director Zhang Yimou scales back significantly for this modest period drama about a family torn apart by the Cultural Revolution. more...
  • Day of Wrath

    Carl Dreyer made this extraordinary 1943 drama, about the church's persecution of women for witchcraft in the 17th century, during the German occupation of Denmark. more...
  • Dazed and Confused (R)

    Belonging to an international trend that might be called the plotless examination of bored teenagers, Richard Linklater's third feature (1993) begins right after the end of spring term in 1976; a lot of the stupidity it lingers over and criticizes (though nostalgia a la American Graffiti threatens to overwhelm the critique) has to do with the brutal hazing of junior high school kids by juniors and seniors. more...