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  • Stagecoach

    It's fashionable to put down John Ford's 1939 classic; certainly it's the weakest of Ford's major westerns, burdened with a schematic and pretentious Dudley Nichols script (the "cross section of society" on board the stagecoach), but its virtues remain intact. more...
  • Facing Windows

    An attractive young woman (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) trapped in a dead-end marriage to a feckless laborer (Filippo Nigro) is shaken from her unhappy complacence when her husband insists on taking in an amnesiac old man they find on the street (Massimo Girotti). more...
  • How to Survive a Plague

    ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) may have lodged itself in the public consciousness with its angry publicity stunts—disrupting a broadcast of the CBS Evening News, invading a mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York—but as this 2012 documentary reveals, the organization may have been most impressive for its disciplined mastery of medical fact and public health policy. more...
  • Compliance (R)

    Craig Zobel—whose crafty debut feature Great World of Sound (2007) played at the Chicago film festival but never opened here theatrically—takes on the unenviable task of dramatizing a story that defies credulity even though it's quite true. more...
  • The Soloist (PG-13)

    Once a promising music student at Juilliard, Nathaniel Ayers was schizophrenic and homeless, playing violin on the streets of LA, when columnist Steve Lopez began writing about him in the Los Angeles Times in 2005. more...