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  • Oasis

    Skating fearlessly on the edge of tastelessness and sentimentality, this 2002 South Korean feature is another strong, provocative film by Lee Chang-dong (Peppermint Candy), an edgy tale about a dense jailbird and a woman with cerebral palsy who grimace, grunt, and thrash their way toward an awkward but affecting last tango in a dingy Seoul apartment. more...
  • Office Space (R)

    When something goes wrong during a hypnotherapy session, Peter (Ron Livingston) is reborn. more...
  • Official Secrets
  • Official Secrets (R)

    As in his 2015 thriller Eye in the Sky, about the harrowing calculations behind drone war strikes, director Gavin Hood relies on the narrative device of a ticking-clock countdown in this adaptation of Marcia and Thomas Mitchell's espionage chronicle The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion. more...
  • On Chesil Beach
  • On Chesil Beach (R)

    Saoirse Ronan gave her first great screen performance in Atonement (2007), which was adapted from an Ian McEwan novel, so her starring role in this drama, which McEwan adapted to the screen from his own book, raises certain expectations. more...
  • One Day (PG-13)

    Lone Scherfig, who directed Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard in An Education (2009), turns her attention to Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess for this lachrymose British romance, which David Nicholls adapted from his own novel. more...
  • 1 Night
  • 1 Night

    A married couple in their mid-30s (Anna Camp, Justin Chatwin) bump into their teen selves (Isabelle Fuhrman, Kyle Allen) at the hotel where they fell in love on prom night. more...
  • Only Lovers Left Alive (R)

    Jim Jarmusch's poetic, highly personal take on the vampire genre uses it to elegize various things that are dead or dying in the early 21st century—analog recording, downtown Detroit, and the European Romantic tradition, to name a few. more...
  • Ophelia
  • Ophelia

    One facet of Shakespeare’s mostly timeless Hamlet has not aged well, and that is the fuzzy, underwritten role of Ophelia, the doomed lover of the titular Danish prince. more...
  • Ossessione

    Luchino Visconti's first solo effort and the first great Italian neorealist film (1942, 139 min.), Ossessione has remained virtually unknown because of legalities involving the novel on which it was based (James Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice). more...
  • Other Men's Women

    William A. Wellman's 1931 romantic drama about two railroad engineers (Grant Withers and Regis Toomey) whose friendship falls apart when one falls for the other's wife (Mary Astor). more...
  • Overboard (PG-13)

    The spoiled owner of a yacht (Eugenio Derbez) develops amnesia and gets taken advantage of by a single mom (Anna Faris) in this gender-inverting remake of the 1987 comedy with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. more...