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  • Alexandra's Project

    Common threads of rage and revenge run through Australian director Rolf de Heer's previous feature—The Tracker, an avant-garde aboriginal western—and this thriller in which a man comes home to an empty house and watches a video prepared for him by his wife. more...
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder takes Douglas Sirk's Hollywood melodrama All That Heaven Allows and pushes it over the brink: it becomes the story of a May-December romance between a Moroccan guest laborer and an aging German hausfrau. more...
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  • Alila

    Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai (who speaks the credits over the opening footage) loosely adapts Yehoshua Knaz's novel Returning Lost Loves into a mosaic of about 40 scenes, each an extended take photographed by the masterful Renata Berta. more...
  • The American Astronaut

    Astronauts roam the galaxy like homeless cowpokes in Cory McAbee's tripped-out, low-budget comic space opera (2001), a ripping yarn about a nearly broke intergalactic trader (McAbee) transporting a 16-year-old boy to a nearly all-female colony on Venus while being chased by the murderous Professor Hess (played with wonderful understatement by Rocco Sisto). more...
  • American Movie (R)

    Wisconsin filmmaker Mark Borchardt tries to raise money for a feature by finishing a short called Coven in this intimate 1999 documentary directed and shot by Chris Smith (American Job). more...
  • The American Soldier

    Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder described this 1970 film as “what's left in the minds of the German people who see a lot of American gangster films.” What's left, apparently, is some of the seediest mise-en-scene I've ever encountered—flat, grainy, spatially incomprehensible, and way too dark. more...
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