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  • Dirty Wars (NR)

    The flood of theatrical documentaries about the War on Terror—Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), Why We Fight (2005), The Ground Truth (2006), No End in Sight (2007), Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Standard Operating Procedure (2008)—has slowed to a trickle since President Obama took office, which makes this uncompromising exposé from reporter Jeremy Scahill even more important. more...
  • The Witnesses (NR)

    Andre Techine's best work since his mid-90s peak, this briskly paced French drama centers on a handful of characters in 1984, during the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic. more...
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  • The Shock Doctrine (NR)

    Naomi Klein adapts her best-selling book, which argues that followers of free-market guru Milton Friedman have exploited various political crises and natural disasters around the world to install capitalist regimes and privatize public assets and services. more...
  • Wonderful Town (NR)

    Set in a southern Thai village that lost thousands of lives to the 2004 tsunami, this understated romance (2007) plays a bit like a ghost story, as unseen forces introduce a subtle malevolence and the possibility of more destruction. more...
  • Eyes Without a Face (NR)

    As Dave Kehr originally described it, “a classic example of the poetry of terror.” Georges Franju's 1959 horror film, based on a novel by Jean Redon, is about a plastic surgeon who's responsible for the car accident that leaves his daughter disfigured; he attempts to rebuild her face with transplants from attractive young women he kidnaps with the aid of his assistant. more...
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