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  • La La Land
  • La La Land (PG-13)

    When Damien Chazelle tried to resurrect the movie musical with his debut feature, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), he was constrained by the modest means of a Canadian indie; now, having made a name for himself with the Oscar-nominated jazz drama Whiplash (2014), he returns to the challenge with $30 million behind him, and the result is dazzling. more...
  • La La Land: The IMAX 2D Experience (PG-13)

    When Damien Chazelle tried to resurrect the movie musical with his debut feature, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), he was constrained by the modest means of a Canadian indie; now, having made a name for himself with the Oscar-nominated jazz drama Whiplash (2014), he returns to the challenge with $30 million behind him, and the result is dazzling. more...
  • Labor Day
  • Labor Day (PG-13)

    Calling something a melodrama is a sneaky way of excusing its implausibilities on behalf of its juicy performances, which in this case I'm more than willing to do. more...
  • The Lacemaker

    Isabelle Huppert is a beautician's apprentice romanced by an emotionally stunted representative of the upper middle class in a love story cum political allegory by Claude Goretta (The Invitation, The Wonderful Crook). more...
  • Lady in the Dark

    The Freud boom of the 1930s produced, among other strange things, a Broadway musical by Moss Hart and Kurt Weill about the Electra complex; by the time it reached the screen in 1944, most of Weill's music had been cut out, but there's still enough Technicolor delirium, under the direction of Mitchell Leisen, to make it an engaging curiosity item. more...
  • Laggies
  • Laggies (R)

    A stalled twentysomething (Keira Knightley), smothered by her old clique from high school and sucked into a wedding engagement with her feet-of-clay boyfriend (Mark Webber), befriends an offbeat high schooler (Chloë Grace Moretz) and moves in temporarily with her and her perplexed but accommodating father (Sam Rockwell). more...
  • The Last American Virgin (R)

    Boaz Davidson directed this 1982 remake of his own 1950s-set hit 1978 Israeli film, updated to Los Angeles in the '80s, about three high school friends continually trying (and for one, failing) to score with women. more...
  • Last Chance Harvey (PG-13)

    Lately, most of Dustin Hoffman's roles have been grinning crackpots or talking animals, so accepting the 71-year-old actor as a romantic lead who could fetch the likes of Emma Thompson requires some suspension of disbelief. more...
  • The Last of Robin Hood
  • The Last of Robin Hood (R)

    I always wondered where the expression "in like Flynn" came from; according to our own Cecil Adams, it was popularized by the statutory rape charges brought in 1942 against Hollywood legend Errol Flynn (Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood). more...
  • The Last Sunset

    An odd, contemplative western by Robert Aldrich, with Kirk Douglas and Rock Hudson leading a cattle drive, more than a little distracted by Dorothy Malone. more...
  • Learning to Drive
  • Learning to Drive (R)

    Going through a messy divorce, a New York literary critic (Patricia Clarkson) enters into a friendship with the gentle Sikh Indian (Ben Kingsley) who's teaching her to drive. more...