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  • Eames: The Architect and the Painter (NR)

    The married couple Charles and Ray Eames emerged as design innovators during the postwar boom and remained so for decades; their staggering output of furniture lines, toys, films, prefab houses, and exhibitions made them household names (even if talk show host Arlene Francis, in a 1957 interview with the couple, patronized Ray as the "woman behind the man"). more...
  • Early Spring (NR)

    This 1956 feature, a casual yet meticulously detailed reconstruction of Japan's routinized white-collar milieu, was Yasujiro Ozu's first film after the exquisite Tokyo Story, as well as one of his longest works. more...
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  • El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (NR)

    German documentary maker Gereon Wetzel chronicles a year in the life of El Bulli, the legendary modernist-cuisine restaurant in Spain that served its final 30-course meal in July 2011. more...
  • Elena (NR)

    Fans of The Return (2003), the gripping debut feature by Russian actor-turned-director Andrey Zvyagintsev, may be somewhat surprised by this 2011 drama, his third overall but only the second to win U.S. release. more...
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  • Embrace of the Serpent
  • Embrace of the Serpent (NR)

    This stunning historical drama, shot mainly in black and white across the Amazon region of Colombia, focuses on a shaman who’s approached at different points by white men seeking medicinal substances; the intertwined stories deepen into an elegy for his lost way of life. more...
  • Encounter Point (NR)

    If Israel and Palestine ever achieve a lasting peace, it will likely be cemented by the kind of people interviewed in Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha's remarkable 2006 documentary. more...
  • Enemies of the People (NR)

    Veteran Cambodian journalist Thet Sambath spent more than ten years interviewing members of the Khmer Rouge, from foot soldiers to Pol Pot's second-in-command, who took part in the extermination of more than two million civilians in the 1970s. more...
  • Enlighten Up! (NR)

    In this amusing 2008 documentary, New York journalist Nick Rosen travels across the continental U.S. to Hawaii and India as he explores different varieties of yoga. more...
  • Entanglement (NR)

    A suicidal man discovers that his parents once adopted a baby girl and then gave her back; he sets out to find her, but complications arise once he does. more...
  • Everest (NR)

    The son of a man who climbed Mount Everest in 1953 is determined to follow in his father's footsteps, and this 1998 Omnimax account of his journey with two colleagues and several assistants and cinematographers smoothly combines first-person storytelling with the virtual-reality aspects of special-format filmmaking. more...
  • Everyone Else (NR)

    A mopey German architect (Lars Eidinger) and his irksome live-wire girlfriend (Birgit Minichmayr) spend a solitary vacation at a Sardinian villa, where their relationship gradually disintegrates. more...
  • Excision (NR)

    Richard Bates, Jr. directed this horror chiller about a high school girl who performs unusual surgeries on unwitting victims. more...
  • Excuse Me for Living (NR)

    Ric Klass wrote and directed this romantic comedy about a suicidal man whose doctor (Robert Vaughn) coerces him into joining a group for Jewish seniors. more...
  • The Exploding Girl (NR)

    A quietly expressive performance by Zoe Kazan highlights this gentle, honest study (2009) of a college freshman tentatively negotiating the transition to adulthood. more...