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  • 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...
  • Marguerite
  • Marguerite (R)

    The fine French drama Marguerite fictionalizes the life of American socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, whose vocal performances of classical arias, beginning in private music clubs and culminating in a 1944 recital at Carnegie Hall, have earned her a large and respectful entry in the encyclopedia of bad. 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...
  • M*A*S*H (R)

    The movie that made Robert Altman famous (1970)—a somewhat adolescent if stylish antiauthoritarian romp about an irreverent U.S. medical unit during the Korean war (the TV sitcom it spawned practically reversed the spirit of the original). more...
  • The Master
  • The Master (R)

    A self-destructive loner (Joaquin Phoenix), discharged from the navy after serving in the Pacific in World War II, flounders back in the States before coming under the wing of a charismatic religious leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman) transparently based on L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. more...
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  • Match (R)

    Your fond memories of Patrick Stewart as captain of the starship Enterprise may not survive this chamber drama in which he plays a flamboyant dance professor at Juilliard, prone to such florid exclamations as "God, I used to love to perform cunnilingus!" more...
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  • The Matrix Reloaded (R)

    The first of two sequels to The Matrix released in 2003, courtesy of the original writer-directors, the Wachowskis, who have amplified the camp elements of the original—including the ultrasolemn performances of Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss—while retreading the same metaphysical conceits. more...
  • The Matrix (R)

    The Wachowskis turn their attention to metaphysical SF: Keanu Reeves discovers that the universe (i.e., America and environs) is run by computers that use human beings as batteries for bioelectrical energy, and that he's living not in 1999 but roughly two centuries later; Laurence Fishburne enlists Reeves to lead a revolt staffed by a small multinational crew (including kick-ass heroine Carrie-Anne Moss). more...
  • Maurice (R)

    Hot on the heels of A Room With a View, director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant adapted another E.M. Forster novel, posthumously published in 1914 (the quasi-autobiographical subject, a male homosexual in prewar upper-class England, prevented Forster from publishing it while he was alive). more...
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  • May in the Summer
  • May in the Summer (R)

    Cherien Dabis (Amreeka) wrote, directed, and stars in this middling 2013 drama, playing a successful Palestinian writer in New York who harbors doubts about her impending marriage. more...
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  • Mean Johnny Barrows (R)

    Blaxploitation star Fred Williamson directed and stars in this 1976 gangland drama about a Vietnam vet who becomes a hit man. With Roddy McDowall, Stuart Whitman, and Elliott Gould. more...
  • Mean Streets (R)

    Martin Scorsese's intrusive insistence on his abstract, metaphysical theme—the possibility of modern sainthood—marks this 1973 film, his first to attract critical notice, as still somewhat immature, yet the acting and editing have such an original, tumultuous force that the picture is completely gripping. more...
  • The Meaning of Life (R)

    This is the best Monty Python film (1983), which is to say it's the most reminiscent of the TV show: it uses the free-associational format of the series rather than limiting itself to an artificial plot, and there's much more variety here than in the earlier efforts. more...