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  • C.R.A.Z.Y.

    Jean-Marc Vallee's exceptional 2005 Canadian drama traces the spiritual and psychosexual odyssey of a boy born on Christmas Day 1960 to a devout Catholic mother and a dad obsessed with Patsy Cline. more...
  • Cabaret Crusades
  • Cabaret Crusades

    An ambitious and frequently overwhelming history lesson, Wael Shawky's three-part experimental work Cabaret Crusades covers dozens of historical actors and several centuries' worth of events over its three and a half hours. more...
  • Cache (R)

    This brilliant if unpleasant puzzle without a solution, about surveillance and various kinds of denial, finds writer-director Michael Haneke near the top of his game, though it's not a game everyone will want to play (2005). more...
  • Caesar Must Die

    The great Italian directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani film the staging of Julius Caesar with inmates of the Rebibbia Maximum-Security Prison in Rome; the result is not a straight documentary but an eccentric Shakespeare adaptation, a condensed version of the play assembled from months of rehearsal footage. more...
  • Cafe Lumiere

    Hou Hsiao-hsien's most minimalist film to date (2003) is a bracing return to form, a provocative and haunting look at Tokyo and the overall drift of the world that's slow to reveal its secrets and beauties. more...
  • Cafe Setareh

    Poignant and structurally complex, this 2006 drama by Saman Moghadam plays out like a triptych, with three stories combining to create a panorama of working-class Tehran. more...
  • Caged

    Probably the most ferociously effective and polemically potent women's prison film ever made, John Cromwell's 1950 melodrama charts the gradual hardening of an innocent 19-year-old (Eleanor Parker) in relation to the brutality of her surroundings. more...
  • Cairo Station

    Reportedly (and understandably) Youssef Chahine's most popular film among Egyptians, this gritty and relatively early (1958) black-and-white masterpiece also features his most impressive acting turn, as a crippled news vendor working at the title railroad station. more...
  • Cairo Time (PG)

    In this superior indie drama, a Canadian woman (the luminous Patricia Clarkson) arrives in Cairo expecting to meet her husband, a UN staffer, for an Egyptian vacation. more...
  • Cake (R)

    Glamorous movie actresses often win respect through highly unflattering roles: Jessica Lange ranting and raving as the mentally ill starlet in Frances (1982), Nicole Kidman wearing dowdy outfits and a prosthetic nose as Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002), Charlize Theron grunging out as trailer-trash serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003). more...
  • The Cakemaker
  • The Cakemaker (NR)

    In this astounding debut from Israeli writer-director Ofir Raul Graizer, a German pastry chef (Tim Kalkhof) moves from Berlin to Jerusalem to bond with the widow (Sarah Adler) and young son of his recently deceased boyfriend. more...
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  • California Company Town

    From 2003 to 2008, Lee Anne Schmitt toured the Golden State to document nearly two dozen communities that once thrived but have since shrunk or been abandoned because of depleted resources, corporate decisions, or government policy. more...