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  • Nossa Chape
  • Nossa Chape (NR)

    An extraordinary sports documentary and a compelling human-interest story, this documentary follows the rising Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense after the November 2016 plane crash that killed 19 players and the entire staff. more...
  • Non-Fiction (R)

    Like Jean-Luc Godard, Olivier Assayas often uses cinema to interrogate the zeitgeist; here, he employs a romantic roundelay narrative to contemplate the future of written communication and the Internet's strong hold on many people's lives. more...
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  • 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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  • The Nothing Factory
  • The Nothing Factory

    Running nearly three hours, this Portuguese drama focuses on a standoff between labor and management at a failing industrial plant, and the epic length underscores the frustration of its working-class characters as the plant sits idle. more...
  • Nocturama
  • Nocturama (NR)

    Nocturama, Bertrand Bonello's arty French thriller about a coordinated terror attack in Paris, wrapped production just before ISIL staged its horrifying November 2015 assault on multiple targets in the city, claiming 130 lives. more...
  • Nowhere to Hide
  • Nowhere to Hide

    In 2011 documentary maker Zaradasht Ahmed gave a video camera to Nori Sharif, a nurse working in the central Iraqi city of Jalawla, and asked him to record his life over the next few years as Iraq moved from U.S. occupation to self-rule. more...
  • Nuts!

    I can't imagine anyone believing that goat glands transplanted into human reproductive organs could cure impotence, but as this lively, offbeat documentary proves, plenty of Americans did—enough to make medical charlatan John R. Brinkley a millionaire during the 1920s and '30s. more...
  • Neruda
  • Neruda (NR)

    As in Jackie, his other 2016 release, Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín employs an unconventional, nonlinear structure for this biopic of politician and poet Pablo Neruda. more...
  • No Home Movie

    Chantal Akerman's final film (2015) shares some formal concerns with her earlier works; what sets it apart is a stream of love and yearning, regret and loss, from which painful memories resurface. more...
  • Notfilm

    The meeting of minds between Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett might have been one of the greatest in performing-arts history if their minds had actually met. 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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  • Non-Stop
  • Non-Stop (G)

    Director Jaume Collet-Serra and cinematographer Flavio Labiano are both Spanish, which might explain why Non-Stop, the new Liam Neeson thriller, feels more like recent genre entertainment from Spain than from Hollywood: the filmmaking is playful without feeling jokey, the narrative stuffed with fun complications. more...