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  • Mad Monster Party

    This 1967 spoof features stop-motion animation and the voices of, among others, Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller; Jules Bass directed. 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...
  • Mafioso

    Filmed in Milan, Sicily, and New York, Alberto Lattuada's 1962 black comedy, about a Sicilian factory supervisor living in the north who's sent on a murderous Mafia errand when he takes his family south to meet the folks, is one of his most critically successful works. more...
  • Mala Noche

    For people like me who often feel oppressed by minority-film categories such as "gay films," "black films," "Jewish films" and so on, calling this really well-done, low-budget, personal effort—directed and adapted by Gus Van Sant from a Walt Curtis novel, and shot in Portland, Oregon—a gay film isn't very helpful. more...
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  • Man of Tai Chi (R)

    Keanu Reeves makes his directorial debut with this satisfying pastiche of Hong Kong action cinema, incorporating knock-out martial arts choreography (courtesy of the great Yuen Woo-ping), operatic brutality reminiscent of John Woo, balletic camera movements a la Johnnie To, and even some of Jackie Chan’s populist humor. more...
  • The Man With the Golden Arm

    Otto Preminger's 1955 adaptation of Nelson Algren's novel is something of a crossroads movie, suspended between the swirling expressionism of Preminger's early career and the balanced realism that would later become his forte. more...
  • Manic

    Brutally honest and beautifully acted, this debut feature by Jordan Melamed follows an explosively violent high school kid (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he's committed to a private mental hospital and enters group therapy with other teens whose problems are as intractable as his own. more...
  • Marion Bridge

    Nova Scotian playwright Daniel MacIvor based the screenplay of this powerful Canadian feature (2002) on his play of the same name, and it has all the virtues of fine stage drama: narrative economy, honest emotion, and characters so clearly defined that the most pedestrian encounters between them can be revelatory. more...