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  • Woke Up Black (NR)

    Mary Morten's documentary focuses on five African-American college students, all from the Chicago area, whose candid conversation reveals the challenges they face: poverty, drugs, street gangs, splintered families, negative media stereotypes, self-doubt, and the low expectations of a racially divided society. more...
  • A Wolf at the Door
  • A Wolf at the Door (NR)

    This Brazilian crime drama (2013) harkens back to the French poetic realist cinema of the 1930s—Le Jour se Leve in particular—with its petit bourgeois milieu and air of foreboding. more...
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  • The Wolf Man (NR)

    There have been plenty of werewolf movies, but incredibly, this is the first-ever remake of Universal’s 1941 horror classic The Wolf Man. Perpetually haunted Benicio Del Toro makes a suitable successor to Lon Chaney Jr. in the role of Lawrence Talbot, the innocent putz who survives a werewolf attack but then begins waking up in the morning with blood on his hands. more...
  • The Woman I Stole (NR)

    In this 1933 action movie, an American exploits North Africa's oil while plotting to steal his compatriot's wife. more...
  • A Woman of Paris (NR)

    Charles Chaplin wrote and directed this sophisticated comedy-drama for his longtime leading lady, Edna Purviance, in 1923. more...
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  • The Woman With the 5 Elephants (NR)

    This Swiss-German coproduction (2009) documents the life of Svetlana Geier, a teacher and translator noted for her German editions of Dostoyevsky's mammoth novels (the "five elephants" of the title). more...
  • Women Art Revolution (NR)

    Narrative filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (Strange Culture, Teknolust, Conceiving Ada) turns to documentary with this 2010 overview of American women artists since the late 1960s. more...
  • The Women on the 6th Floor (NR)

    Written and directed by Philippe Le Guay, this agreeable French comedy (2010) wears its class consciousness on its sleeve but functions primarily as bourgeois light entertainment (a quality it shares with the recent art-house hit Potiche and a great many other French exports). more...
  • Women Without Men (NR)

    Shirin Neshat, best known for her video installations, makes her feature directing debut with this elegant, often moving story of four Iranian women trapped by their circumstances in the turmoil preceding the 1953 coup. more...
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  • Wonderful Summer (NR)

    With her petulant eyes, seaweed hair, and Olive Oyl frame, the young actress Helena Sujecka suggests enormous curiosity beneath her timid movements, and she’s the freshest thing to look at in this otherwise familiar coming-of-age story. more...
  • Wonderful Town (NR)

    Set in a southern Thai village that lost thousands of lives to the 2004 tsunami, this understated romance (2007) plays a bit like a ghost story, as unseen forces introduce a subtle malevolence and the possibility of more destruction. more...
  • The Woodmans (NR)

    Francesca Woodman, who committed suicide in 1981 at age 22, was a brilliant photographer specializing in enigmatic, black-and-white, nude self-portraits, and this superb 2010 documentary by C. Scott Willis explores the complexities of her life and work with insight and detached clarity. more...
  • The World Is Ours (NR)

    Alfonso Sanchez directed this 2012 Spanish drama about a bank heist that turns into a hostage situation. more...
  • The World of Z (NR)

    In this ingeniously structured documentary, Brad Besser and Vince Clemente introduce Chicagoan Zbigniew Fiks as a charming and creative eccentric, then gradually expose his frightening struggle with bipolar disorder. more...