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  • Super Troopers 2
  • Super Troopers 2 (R)

    This sequel to the 2001 cult comedy abounds with dick jokes, drug humor, and mean pranks, yet as in the original, the amiable, laid-back tone generates enormous good cheer. more...
  • The Strangers: Prey at Night
  • The Strangers: Prey at Night (R)

    Grimly efficient sequel to the 2008 shocker The Strangers, in which a young couple staying in a remote summer home are terrorized by a trio of silent, masked assailants. more...
  • The Strange Ones
  • The Strange Ones (R)

    This unnerving and frustratingly opaque drama focuses on a teenage boy (James Freedson-Jackson) who distrusts his own memories and present reality. more...
  • The Shape of Water
  • The Shape of Water (R)

    The Shape of Water, the latest fantasy from director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), is essentially a children's movie for adults, inspiring a sense of wonder but also of passivity. more...
  • Suburbicon
  • Suburbicon (R)

    The title refers to a picture-perfect (read: lily-white) American suburb in 1959, where two stories transpire in adjacent houses: in one, a black family who have just moved in meet with a torrent of abuse from their white neighbors, while next door, a bespectacled, white-collar dad (Matt Damon) tries to cope with the prying questions of his young son after a home invasion that left the boy's mother (Julianne Moore) dead. more...
  • Stronger
  • Stronger (R)

    Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff Bauman, who lost both his legs above the knee in the Boston Marathon bombing of April 2013. more...
  • Snatched
  • Snatched (R)

    In this fitfully inspired jungle comedy, Amy Schumer stars as a woman dumped by her boyfriend on the eve of their Ecuadoran vacation; unable to find a travel partner, she drags along her frumpy mom, played by Goldie Hawn in her first screen role since The Banger Sisters (2002). more...
  • Silence
  • Silence (R)

    Critics have compared Silence, Martin Scorsese's latest drama, to his spiritually inclined The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and Kundun (1997). more...
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  • The Square
  • The Square (R)

    "Do you want to save a human life?" asks a woman distributing flyers outside a museum of modern art in Stockholm; the unvarying reply from people on the street is "No." Welcome to the world of Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund, who takes some wicked pot shots at the business of art but more broadly ponders the breakdown of the social contract among all people. more...
  • The Snowman
  • The Snowman (R)

    An international cast and crew contributed to this mystery thriller, two hours of uninterrupted, snow-caked boredom in which a Norwegian detective (Michael Fassbender) tracks a serial killer who likes to chop up his female victims with a motor-driven, wire-looped amputation tool. more...
  • Son of Saul
  • Son of Saul (R)

    The debut feature of Hungarian writer-director László Nemes, opening this week at Music Box, is easily the most exciting new film I've seen over the past year, and a casual look at the prizes and accolades it's received over the past eight months, starting with the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes, shows that I'm far from alone in feeling this way. more...