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  • The Mad Genius

    In 1930 John Barrymore starred in Svengali, a film version of George du Maurier's Trilby; the next year brought this spin-off with much of the same cast, based on Martin Brown's play The Idol. more...
  • Madonna's Pig (NR)

    This 2011 Belgian comedy suffers from a terminal case of the cutes: every character has some wacky trait (even the token “serious” characters wear tacky clothes for no reason) and the nonstop whimsy includes robot pigs and wisecracking ghosts. more...
  • Maestro
  • Maestro

    Like Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock, this French romantic comedy pays tribute to a great director by making him a character in a movie that mimics one of his own. more...
  • Maggie's Plan
  • Maggie's Plan (R)

    A Brooklyn single with a ticking biological clock (Greta Gerwig) decides to conceive by artificial insemination, but the pregnancy is complicated by her unexpected love affair with a married man (Ethan Hawke). more...
  • A Man and a Woman

    This kind of syrupy love story (sports car driver Jean-Louis Trintignant falls for divorcee Anouk Aimee) is decidedly not my cup of cassis: it's full of misty romps in the meadows, rain-soaked windshields, assorted puppies and lambs, and a "bittersweet" theme song that drones incessantly on the sound track. more...
  • Man's Castle

    Frank Borzage's 1933 masterpiece stars Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young as two lovers who transcend the Depression in a New York shantytown. more...
  • Man's Favorite Sport?

    Outdoorsman-columnist Rock Hudson suddenly finds he has to live up to his reputation in this 1964 Howard Hawks comedy that's funnier than it has any right to be. more...
  • Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (NR)

    A humble Tokyo fishwife by day, an elite contact killer by night, and smokin' hot around the clock, lissome and stylish Ryu (Rinko Kikuchi) is hired by an anguished older businessman to whack the hunky Spanish wine merchant (Sergi Lopez, the heavy from Pan's Labyrinth) he blames for his daughter's suicide. more...
  • Marius

    For the next two weeks Gene Siskel Film Center presents a new digital restoration of Marcel Pagnol's beloved "Marseille Trilogy," three long dramatic features—Marius (1931), Fanny (1932), and César (1936)—about a fractured family in the French seaside town. more...
  • Martin Eden
  • Martin Eden

    Italian painter-turned-director Pietro Marcello’s floating adaptation of Jack London’s eponymous, semi-autobiographical 1909 novel—not a veritable classic, but a somewhat arcane exemplar beloved by various cultural luminaries—stumbles as does its titular protagonist, the strapping young sailor Martin Eden (Luca Marinelli); both are metamorphosed and burdened by their respective creators’ visionary appetites. more...