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  • Ma (R)

    Octavia Spencer stars in this horror film about a lonely woman befriended by a group of teens, whom she lets party at her house, but who grows increasingly obsessed with them. more...
  • Man Down (R)

    A Marine returning home from Afghanistan searches for his estranged wife and son in this thriller from director Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints). more...
  • A Man Escaped

    Based on a French lieutenant's account of his 1942 escape from a gestapo fortress in Lyon, this stately yet uncommonly gripping 1956 feature is my choice as the greatest achievement of Robert Bresson, one of the cinema's foremost artists. more...
  • Man on a Ledge (PG-13)

    Asger Leth, best known for the political documentary Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006), isn't someone I expected to revive the taut, unpretentious crime filmmaking that flourished in 1950s Hollywood, but this noirish thriller is as self-knowingly ludicrous and thoroughly enjoyable as Fritz Lang's Beyond a Reasonable Doubt or While the City Sleeps. more...
  • Man on a Swing (PG)

    Frank Perry directed this 1974 crime film about a police chief investigating a killing in his small town who is offered help by a psychic. more...
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  • Mandy (NR)

    Writer-director Panos Cosmatos follows up his underground hit Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) with another atmospheric, slow-moving horror film set in 1983. more...
  • Manhunter (R)

    After creating Miami Vice, Michael Mann returned to the action-movie fray with this 1986 story of an FBI investigator (William L. Petersen) on the trail of psycho killer Hannibal Lecter (Brian Cox). more...
  • Margin Call (R)

    Writer-director J.C. Chandor has said that he wanted to portray the 2008 financial meltdown in all its complexity, assigning everyone a fair share of the blame. more...
  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (NR)

    A grieving widow's act of self-defense against a gang of would-be robbers and rapists leads to a series of encounters with a pregnant girl, the police, remnants of the gang, and a haunting apparition. more...
  • Marnie (PG)

    Universally despised on its first release, Marnie (1964) remains one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest and darkest achievements. more...
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene (R)

    The horror aesthetic of B-movie producer Val Lewton—that the unseen is more frightening than the seen—is carried to a merciless extreme in this unnerving debut feature by writer-director Sean Durkin. more...