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  • Rashomon (NR)

    Akira Kurosawa's 1951 film won the grand prize at the Venice film festival, introducing Kurosawa (and through him the Japanese film) to most of the Western world. more...
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  • Rebecca (NR)

    There are too many conflicting levels of authorship—between Alfred Hitchcock, Daphne du Maurier, and David O. Selznick—for this 1940 film to be a complete success, but through its first two-thirds it is as perfect a myth of adolescence as any of the Disney films, documenting the childlike, nameless heroine's initiation into the adult mysteries of sex, death, and identity, and the impossibility of reconciling these forces with family strictures. more...
  • Red Riding: 1974 (NR)

    Adapted from a series of novels by David Peace, the "Red Riding" trilogy (2009) incorporates true-crime stories from the north of England into a sweeping neo-noir saga in which the cops are as predatory as the criminals. more...
  • Repulsion (NR)

    Roman Polanski's first film in English (1965) is still his scariest and most disturbing—not only for its evocations of sexual panic, but also because his masterful employment of sound puts the audience's imagination to work in numerous ways. more...
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  • Restoration (NR)

    Chief among the virtues of this Israeli drama is a genuine curiosity about real adult lives: among the characters are a furniture restorer, a seamstress, and a lawyer, and their work is so vividly depicted that it shapes our understanding of them. more...
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  • Ricky (NR)

    Francois Ozon, director of such realistic dramas as Swimming Pool (2003) and Under the Sand (2000), ventures into fantasy with this French feature, which might be read as a parable about coping with “special needs” infants. more...
  • Rio Grande (NR)

    The final film of John Ford's cavalry trilogy (1950), dealing with an army colonel and his estranged wife (John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara) brought together during the Apache wars near the Mexican border. more...
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  • Risk (NR)

    "The film has become a severe threat to my freedom, and I'm forced to treat it accordingly," wrote WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a message to Oscar-winning documentary maker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) that she reads in voice-over near the end of Risk. more...
  • The Roaring Twenties (NR)

    Raoul Walsh's style achieved maturity with the magnificent use of deep-focus images and spatial metaphors in this 1939 film, conceived as a nostalgic look back to the brutal Warners gangster films like The Public Enemy and Little Caesar. more...
  • The Robber (NR)

    The lone-wolf protagonists of Michael Mann's films look like glad-handing Rotarians compared to the stone-faced bank robber and champion marathoner at the center of this Austrian drama. more...