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  • Zoolander (PG-13)

    Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are pouting male supermodels and runway rivals in this priceless 2001 farce, which purports to satirize the fashion economy (the rickety plot involves a Malaysian politician who's vowed to end child labor) but mines most of its laughs from simple vanity. more...
  • Zabriskie Point

    Though Michelangelo Antonioni's only American film was very poorly received when it was released in 1969, time has been much kinder to it than to, say, La Notte, which was made a decade earlier. more...
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  • Zero Dark Thirty (R)

    Kathryn Bigelow follows her Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker with this gripping account of the search for Osama bin Laden, focusing on bureaucratic infighting at the CIA as the political winds shift and new intelligence brings Seal Team Six to bin Laden's door. more...
  • Zero City

    Produced during glasnost, this surreal 1988 feature by Karen Shakhnazarov plays like a comic elegy for the Soviet state. more...
  • Zathura

    Flawless comic timing and vivid imagination power this rollicking sequel to Jumanji (1995), adapted from Chris Van Allsburg's book. more...
  • A Zed & Two Noughts

    The boldest and arguably one of the best of Peter Greenaway's fiction features, this extremely odd and perverse conceptual piece (1986) certainly isn't for every taste, although Sacha Vierny's cinematography makes it so luscious that you may be mesmerized in spite of yourself. more...
  • Zebraman

    Who'd have guessed that the hypersadistic director Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer) would reinvent himself as a purveyor of kid-friendly fantasy? more...
  • Zizek!

    “I'm almost tempted to say that making me popular is a resistance against taking me serious,” says Slavoj Zizek in this entertaining 2005 portrait of the Slovene cultural theorist and “academic rock star.” It's a characteristic utterance, and his charisma is such that the meaning registers despite the faulty grammar. more...
  • Zou Zou

    A fascinating relic of the French cinema in the mid-30s—a semimusical starring the great black dancer Josephine Baker in all her glory that remains very interesting for the racial attitudes it reveals. more...
  • Zero Day

    Like Gus Van Sant's Elephant, this 2002 feature presents a fictionalized version of the Columbine massacre with teenage actors using their own given names. more...
  • Zohre & Manouchehr

    This 2004 video offers a fascinating look at sexuality in Iran, framing its contemporary interviews with a dramatization of the erotic title poem by 19th-century Persian writer Iraj Mirza. more...