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  • Restrepo (R)

    Since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, 42 American soldiers have been killed in the desolate Korangal Valley, which serves as a relay point for Taliban forces traveling between Kabul and the Pakistan border. more...
  • The Road (R)

    John Hillcoat, who made a name for himself with the leathery Australian western The Proposition (2005), takes on the daunting task of adapting Cormac McCarthy's bleak novel about a man and his son trying to survive in a postapocalyptic U.S. Portrayed ad infinitum in sci-fi and fantasy, the postapocalypse may now seem about as scary as Post Raisin Bran, but Hillcoat gives it an unnerving solidity by focusing on the drab details of survival and linking them to the more hellish aspects of modern American life. more...
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (R)

    Wes Anderson's 2001 follow-up to Rushmore is a solid piece of entertainment in the same general mode, though disappointing insofar as it moves the earlier film's stylistic freshness into a kind of formula, increasing the overall cuteness while reducing the sense of adolescent despair. more...
  • Rebecca (NR)

    There are too many conflicting levels of authorship—between Alfred Hitchcock, Daphne du Maurier, and David O. Selznick—for this 1940 film to be a complete success, but through its first two-thirds it is as perfect a myth of adolescence as any of the Disney films, documenting the childlike, nameless heroine's initiation into the adult mysteries of sex, death, and identity, and the impossibility of reconciling these forces with family strictures. more...