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  • Vazante
  • Vazante (NR)

    Shot in wide-screen black and white, this panoramic period drama from Brazilian filmmaker Daniela Thomas takes place in 1821 in the Diamantina Mountains, where a hardened slave trader (Adriano Carvalho) returns home from his business to discover that his pregnant wife has miscarried and died, leaving him alone with his demented old mother-in-law. more...
  • Victoria & Abdul
  • Victoria & Abdul (PG-13)

    British filmmakers have long mined their nation's history for subject matter, but with the UK's exit from the European Union looming, we can expect even more period fare as England contemplates its future by revisiting its past. more...
  • Viceroy's House (NR)

    Gurinder Chadha's Anglo-Indian historical drama tells the story of Lord Mountbatten's tenure as the final Viceroy of India and his oversight of the country's transition to independence. more...
  • The Void

    After driving an injured man to the hospital, a small-town police officer finds himself trapped inside as the building is surrounded by strange figures and the patients and staff grow increasingly violent. more...
  • Volver (R)

    If only contemporary American filmmakers were as generous toward actresses as Pedro Almodovar, whose movies offer women the complex roles once enjoyed by Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani, and Sophia Loren. more...
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    The View From Tall

    Coming-of-age movies, with their tropes of alienation, rebellion, and burgeoning sexuality, are reliable (if often disposable) fare for the teen market, but this Chicago-set love story breaks new ground with the protagonist's self-knowledge and directness. more...
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  • A Very Merry Terror in the Aisles Christmas

    Local horror cultists Terror in the Aisles present a yuletide triple feature: at 5 PM, John Carpenter's The Thing (1982); at 7 PM, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), with star Mark Patton in person; and at 9 PM, Carpenter's They Live (1988). more...
  • Victoria
  • Victoria

    This German thriller was shot entirely in one take, and the stunt is so impressive that it often overshadows the drama. more...