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  • The Edge of the World

    Michael Powell (The Red Shoes, Peeping Tom) emerged from the anonymity of British quota quickies with this 1937 film, shot on location on the Scottish island of Foula; when the introduction of steam trawlers threatens the island's viability as a fishing port, the residents must decide whether or not to abandon their homes. more...
  • Edward II

    My candidate for best movie by the late Derek Jarman is this politically potent, deliberately shocking, anachronistic adaptation of the Christopher Marlowe play (1991); Jarman rethinks it in terms of contemporary English homophobia and the Thatcher-Reagan legacy. more...
  • 80 Days (NR)

    In this Spanish drama by Kose Mari Goenaga and Jan Garaño, two women who were friends in high school reconnect after bumping into each other at a hospital, and their meeting reawakens the romantic longing one had for the other. more...
  • Election (R)

    Tracy (Reese Witherspoon) is a model high school student who applies herself so obsessively that her future isn't just bright, it's blinding. more...
  • Election (R)

    An instant classic, Alexander Payne's 1999 high school comedy stars Reese Witherspoon as a frighteningly perky overachiever whose obsessive campaign to become student council president touches a nerve in devoted civics teacher Matthew Broderick. more...
  • The Empty Hours (NR)

    Aarón Fernández Lesur directed this Mexican drama (2013) about 17-year-old boy who takes over his uncle's rent-by-the-hour hotel. more...
  • End of the Century

    Lovers reunite and consequently revisit their younger selves in this lyrical debut from writer-director Lucio Castro.The picture begins in modern-day Barcelona, when a couple of artists lock eyes and eventually hook up in an Airbnb. more...
  • Endless Love
  • Endless Love (PG-13)

    Previously adapted by Franco Zeffirelli in 1981, Scott Spencer's 1979 novel returns to the screen as a glossy teen soap opera in the Aaron Spelling vein. more...
  • Equals (PG-13)

    Drake Doremus directed this dystopian sci-fi drama, set in a rigid society where people's emotions have been altered through genetic mutation. more...