• A Man Called Ove
  • A Man Called Ove (PG-13)

    Two of the most hackneyed scenes ever are the comically interrupted suicide attempt and the lonely soliloquy addressed to a dead spouse's headstone; the title character (Rolf Lassgård) gets them both, multiple times, in this slow and obvious Swedish drama. more...
  • Paterson
  • Paterson (R)

    The eponymous New Jersey town proves to be a hotbed of poetry and art in this comedy from writer-director Jim Jarmusch, thanks to his beautifully loony conceit that all ordinary Americans are closet poets and artists of one kind or another (even if they don't always know it). more...
  • Elle
  • Elle (R)

    Dutch writer-director Paul Verhoeven, making his first French-language film, returns to the themes of sexual perversion and errant womanhood he mined in Basic Instinct (1992) and Showgirls (1995). more...
  • Whiplash
  • Whiplash (R)

    "There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job," declares Terence Fletcher, the viciously demanding jazz instructor in Damien Chazelle's Whiplash. more...
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  • Saving Mes Aynak
  • Saving Mes Aynak

    Less a finished feature than an emergency bulletin, this one-hour documentary surveys the situation on the ground in Mes Aynak, an area southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, that is prized by archaeologists for its buried antiquities and by a Chinese mining company for its rich copper deposits. more...
  • The Armstrong Lie (R)

    Liars are Alex Gibney's specialty: among the subjects of his best documentaries are such world-class prevaricators as Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), Jack Abramoff (Casino Jack and the United States of Money), and Eliot Spitzer (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer). more...
  • Putney Swope

    Robert Downey Sr.'s low-budget, hit-or-miss dadaist (or gagaist) 1969 satire, about a group of blacks taking over a Madison Avenue ad agency, is a bit of a relic now, though a decidedly offbeat one. more...
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  • Dirty Wars (NR)

    The flood of theatrical documentaries about the War on Terror—Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), Why We Fight (2005), The Ground Truth (2006), No End in Sight (2007), Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Standard Operating Procedure (2008)—has slowed to a trickle since President Obama took office, which makes this uncompromising exposé from reporter Jeremy Scahill even more important. more...