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  • About Time (R)

    Upon reaching adulthood, a milquetoast daydreamer (Domhnall Gleeson) learns that he can travel through his own past and uses this power to seduce the perfect woman (Rachel McAdams), perform secret favors for his friends, and spend more time with his dear old dad (Bill Nighy, suggesting Jack Lemmon at his most cloying). more...
  • Accumulator 1

    Jan Sverák's 1994 Czech comic fantasy blends surrealism, broad humor, and social and cultural critique in its story of a man who becomes an anti-television terrorist after being sucked into his own TV set. more...
  • The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13)

    Philip K. Dick's early story "Adjustment Team" (1954) was a little paranoid masterpiece about an office drone who discovers that cosmic secret agents police the planet, minutely altering everyday events so as to keep world history on track. more...
  • Akira (R)

    An interminable Japanese SF animated feature (1988), based on the graphic novel by Katsuhiro Otomo, who scripted and directed this adaptation. more...
  • Algol

    Silent German science fiction from 1920 about an alien planet's gift to Earth: an unlimited supply of energy. more...
  • Alien (R)

    An empty-headed horror movie (1979) with nothing to recommend it beyond the disco-inspired art direction and some handsome, if gimmicky, cinematography. more...
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Alien: Covenant (R)

    After the baffling Prometheus (2012), director Ridley Scott goes back to basics for this second installment of his new Alien trilogy: despite a few remnants of the earlier film's obscure genesis story, most of the action in Covenant plays like an elaboration on the original Alien (1979). more...
  • Altered States
  • Altered States (R)

    This Ken Russell film (1980) is just as much a camp joke as Lisztomania or Mahler, but this time nobody's laughing, perhaps because Paddy Chayefsky's screenplay provided the first recognizably realistic context for Russell's obsessions since Women in Love. more...
  • Apollo 18 (PG-13)

    An unlikely victory for underground cinema, this low-budget sci-fi feature has less in common with the multiplex fare it's opening alongside than with the work of experimental figures like Craig Baldwin (Mock Up on Mu), Jim Finn (Interkosmos), and Damon Packard (SpaceDisco One). more...