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  • Naked Lunch (R)

    This David Cronenberg masterpiece (1991) breaks every rule in adapting a literary classic—maybe “On Naked Lunch” would be a more accurate title—but justifies every transgression with its artistry and audacity. more...
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  • Nashville (R)

    Robert Altman, the cinema's Walt Whitman of failure and self-deception, lands in the ultimate metaphor for success in America—and the result is a technical masterpiece (1975) replete with self-consciously allegorical overtones rising to a politically simpleminded din. 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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  • Nebraska
  • Nebraska (R)

    All the Oscar buzz is for Bruce Dern as a grizzled old coot sliding into dementia, but the most impressive performance in this poignant black-and-white comedy comes from Will Forte as the man's long-suffering son, who wearily humors his dad's conviction that he's won a million dollars on one of those sweepstakes offers that come in the mail. more...
  • Night Moves (R)

    Released in 1975, near the end of Arthur Penn's most productive period (which began in 1967 with Bonnie and Clyde), this haunting psychological thriller ambitiously sets out to unpack post-Watergate burnout in American life. more...
  • Night Moves
  • Night Moves (R)

    In the acclaimed Wendy and Lucy (2008), writer-director Kelly Reichardt and screenwriter Jon Raymond submerged their anger over America’s fraying social safety net in a simple story of a homeless young woman and her dog; this excellent drama is more explicit politically but marries the rhetoric to a slow-burning suspense story that won't let go. more...
  • Nightmare City (R)

    Umberto Lenzi—who belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Italian horror stylists alongside Dario Argento, Mario Bava, and Antonio Margheriti—directed this 1980 horror actioner about a horde of radioactive mutants that attack a city. 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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  • Notorious (R)

    Brooklyn rapper Christopher Wallace—aka Biggie Smalls, aka the Notorious B.I.G.—was already an icon when he was gunned down at age 24 in a 1997 drive-by in Los Angeles. more...
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  • The Notorious Bettie Page (R)

    Writer-director Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol) and cowriter Guinevere Turner (Go Fish) offer a refreshingly open-minded take on the 50s pinup/porn queen, effectively played by Gretchen Mol as a good-natured airhead. more...
  • 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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