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  • The Magic of Belle Isle (PG)

    A bitter, alcoholic novelist (Morgan Freeman) moves into a lakeside cabin to crank out a long-delayed western but spends most of his time bonding with the woman next door (Virginia Madsen) and her three daughters. more...
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  • Madrid, 1987

    A self-important newspaper columnist (José Sacristán) attempts to seduce a naive young writing student (Maria Valverde) and ends up locked in a bathroom with her overnight. more...
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  • A Day at the Races (NR)

    The Marx Brothers' second MGM movie (1937) has its moments, but the anarchy of the Paramount period was obviously gone forever. more...
  • This Day and Age (NR)

    A slice of De Mille dementia from 1933, with Cecil's patented blend of Republican politics and sexual hysteria in a story about a neofascist boys club out to clean up civic corruption. more...
  • Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (NR)

    A fascinating (and fascinatingly dated) 1925 silent documentary by Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack, the codirectors of King Kong, about a U.S. travel expedition through the mountains of Turkey and Persia—more specifically, about the annual migration of more than 50,000 Bakhtiari tribesmen with their cattle in search of fresh pastures. more...
  • Fahrenheit 11/9
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    Fahrenheit 11/9 (R)

    American cinema's curmudgeon-in-chief Michael Moore unleashes his gadfly persona on both Republican and Democratic leaders in this documentary about how our nation has plummeted into incivility and massive government chicanery since Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016. more...
  • Assassination Nation (R)

    Sam Levinson directed this black comedy thriller about a data hack that exposes the dark secrets of the residents of a small town, and four teenage girls who try to stem the resulting chaos. more...
  • Life Itself (R)

    A young couple's romance, marriage, and first child serves as the focal point for this romantic drama about the lives of several generations of people and their interconnections. more...
  • Mandy
  • Mandy (NR)

    Writer-director Panos Cosmatos follows up his underground hit Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) with another atmospheric, slow-moving horror film set in 1983. more...
  • Lizzie (R)

    Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny star in this speculative dramatization of the infamous 1892 murders of Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother. more...
  • American Chaos
  • American Chaos (R)

    In this documentary, producer and filmmaker James D. Stern travels to red states in the months ahead of the 2016 presidential election to meet with supporters of candidate Donald Trump. more...