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  • Madagascar (PG)

    A Dreamworks computer-animated feature (2005) about a lion (the voice of Ben Stiller), a zebra (Chris Rock), a hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith), and a giraffe (David Schwimmer) in a Manhattan zoo that get shipped to Africa, then find themselves unequipped for the wilds. more...
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

    In this nutty sequel to the 2005 Dreamworks 3-D animated hit, four best friends and former stars of the Central Park Zoo—a dancing lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), a rollicking zebra (Chris Rock), a lugubrious giraffe (David Schwimmer), and a hippo diva (Jada Pinkett Smith)—look forward to trading their current island residence on Madagascar for their old island home of Manhattan. more...
  • 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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  • Maiden (PG)

    Rugged adventure on the high seas and an inspiring portrait of a ship's crew that had much to prove invigorate this heartwarming documentary by Alex Holmes. more...
  • Maleficent
  • Maleficent (PG)

    Disney's live-action, revisionist remake of its own Sleeping Beauty (1959) unfolds from the perspective of the villainess (Angelina Jolie), depicted here as a good fairy who turns bad only after being persecuted by humans. more...
  • Man on a Swing (PG)

    Frank Perry directed this 1974 crime film about a police chief investigating a killing in his small town who is offered help by a psychic. more...
  • The Man Who Invented Christmas
  • The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG)

    This sentimental biopic, covering the period in Charles Dickens's life when he wrote and published A Christmas Carol (1843), is most engaging when it dramatizes his writing process (collecting names for characters, drawing on personal experience to invent complications for his story). more...
  • The Man Who Would Be King (PG)

    Another John Huston parable about greed, ambition, and the bitter fruits thereof (1975), acted this time by two adventurers (Sean Connery and Michael Caine), late of Her Majesty's Indian Army, who travel to a remote corner of Afghanistan to set themselves up as kings. more...
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery (PG)

    Woody Allen's welcome return (1993) to straight-ahead entertainment, after 15 years of slogging through art-house hand-me-downs, happily coincided with a return to Diane Keaton as his leading lady, and she deftly steals the show. more...
  • Mao's Last Dancer (PG)

    Ballet star Li Cunxin's best-selling autobiography gets a curiously tepid treatment in this 2009 adaptation by director Bruce Beresford. more...
  • March or Die (PG)

    Gene Hackman stars in this 1977 drama about soldiers of the French Foreign Legion defending archaeologists from a nearby village of riled-up Arabs. more...
  • Maria by Callas
  • Maria by Callas (PG)

    Asif Kapadia’s documentaries Senna (2010) and Amy (2015) seem to be the primary reference points for this chronicle of opera singer Maria Callas. more...