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  • Naked Lunch (R)

    This David Cronenberg masterpiece (1991) breaks every rule in adapting a literary classic—maybe “On Naked Lunch” would be a more accurate title—but justifies every transgression with its artistry and audacity. more...
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  • Nashville (R)

    Robert Altman, the cinema's Walt Whitman of failure and self-deception, lands in the ultimate metaphor for success in America—and the result is a technical masterpiece (1975) replete with self-consciously allegorical overtones rising to a politically simpleminded din. more...
  • Nasty Baby
  • Nasty Baby (R)

    Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Silva is well versed in the easy indolence and fragile well-being of the upper-middle class: his acclaimed 2009 drama The Maid slyly satirized a rich family's emotional exploitation of their longtime domestic servant, and this U.S. production unfolds among the comfortable bohemians of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. more...
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  • Nebraska
  • Nebraska (R)

    All the Oscar buzz is for Bruce Dern as a grizzled old coot sliding into dementia, but the most impressive performance in this poignant black-and-white comedy comes from Will Forte as the man's long-suffering son, who wearily humors his dad's conviction that he's won a million dollars on one of those sweepstakes offers that come in the mail. more...
  • Night Moves
  • Night Moves (R)

    In the acclaimed Wendy and Lucy (2008), writer-director Kelly Reichardt and screenwriter Jon Raymond submerged their anger over America’s fraying social safety net in a simple story of a homeless young woman and her dog; this excellent drama is more explicit politically but marries the rhetoric to a slow-burning suspense story that won't let go. more...
  • Nightmare City (R)

    Umberto Lenzi—who belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Italian horror stylists alongside Dario Argento, Mario Bava, and Antonio Margheriti—directed this 1980 horror actioner about a horde of radioactive mutants that attack a city. more...
  • Notorious (R)

    Brooklyn rapper Christopher Wallace—aka Biggie Smalls, aka the Notorious B.I.G.—was already an icon when he was gunned down at age 24 in a 1997 drive-by in Los Angeles. more...
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  • The Notorious Bettie Page (R)

    Writer-director Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol) and cowriter Guinevere Turner (Go Fish) offer a refreshingly open-minded take on the 50s pinup/porn queen, effectively played by Gretchen Mol as a good-natured airhead. more...
  • Novitiate
  • Novitiate (R)

    Early in this drama about cloistered life, a nun declares, "There can be no love without sacrifice," her words presaging the self-abnegation to follow for novices in a strict Roman Catholic order, circa 1964. more...
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