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  • My Neighbors the Yamadas (PG)

    Studio Ghibli—the Japanese outfit that produced Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle—favors traditional anime style, but this goofy 1999 comedy, its first digital project, features cartoonish characters and minimal, pastel-shaded backgrounds. more...
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)

    Tim Burton, working as a producer at Disney, employed stop-motion animation to flesh out a story he'd first dreamed up while working at the same studio a dozen years before—a tale about the havoc that ensues when Jack Skellington, the pipe-cleaner hero of Halloween Town, decides to take over the duties of Santa Claus at Christmastime. more...
  • Offside (PG)

    This 2006 feature from Iranian master Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon, Crimson Gold) is in many ways his most entertaining and accessible—a comedy about a group of girls in Tehran who get busted when they pose as boys in an effort to watch a World Cup qualifying soccer match between Iran and Bahrain. more...
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  • The Party (PG)

    Blake Edwards effortlessly expands the style and format of a silent two-reel comedy into a feature-length celebration of the sight gag (1968), as Indian bit player Peter Sellers, who has just destroyed a remake of Gunga Din, finds himself at an exclusive party at the Hollywood home of his producer. more...
  • Pina (PG)

    German choreographer Pina Bausch died suddenly in 2009, days before she was to codirect this documentary with longtime friend Wim Wenders. more...
  • Pom Poko (PG)

    This 1994 release from the Japanese animation outfit Studio Ghibli is one of only a few fantasies directed by Isao Takahata, who built his reputation on adapting realistic stories like Anne of Green Gables and Grave of the Fireflies. more...
  • Queen of Katwe
  • Queen of Katwe (PG)

    The Walt Disney Company has given us a long line of uplifting biographical sports dramas; what distinguishes this film about Ugandan chess player Phiona Mutesi is its complicated and colorful central setting: the Ugandan slum of Katwe, where Mutesi grew up. more...
  • Rango (PG)

    Gore Verbinski, director of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, tries his hand at animation with this exuberant western parody combining flint, whimsy, and frat-boy humor. more...