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A riveting film about a British solder adrift in 1971 Belfast, a dangerous war zone filled with zealous partisans of all types.

3 Hearts
A well-acted French film about the seventh sense of heart intelligence

A Most Violent Year
An immersive drama about a businessman who stays calm in the midst of a dreadful series of setbacks.

Awake: The Life of Yogananda
A rounded portrait of the Father of Yoga in the West that celebrates his practical and uplifting art of spiritual living.

Ballet 422
A documentary providing ample evidence of ballet as art form that puts on display the breathtaking beauty of bodies in motion.

Black Sea
A parabolic film about a middle-aged man who decides to fight back after being reduced to being a nobody.

Drama about how a tragic incident in a working-class Maine town reverberates in the lives of six people.

A techno thriller about the life of a sentient robot on the mean streets of Johannesburg.

A magical, emotionally affecting screen version of this classic fairy tale.

Goodbye to Language
The elder filmmaker's take on our world of separations and alienation.

Human Capital
A vivid portrait of the decadence of the wealthy.

Inherent Vice
A jaunty screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's comic 2009 novel about the demise of the hippie era of free love and pot-happy endings.

A dystopian drama that salutes the heroism and compassion of a gifted young woman.

Man from Reno
An evocative film noir set in San Francisco and a nearby small town.

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine
A heartfelt documentary about homophobia, a brutal murder, and the legacy of a promising young gay man.

McFarland, USA
An exciting sports film that also stands as an emotionally rich depiction of community, sharing, and generosity.

Merchants of Doubt
A hard-hitting documentary exposing how a small band of right-wing zealots in spreading disinformation on climate change.

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter
A documentary on the brilliant career of modern dancer and teacher Martha Hill.

Monk With a Camera
The life and work of a Western abbot in a Tibetan monastery in India who serves as a bridge-builder.

Mr. Turner
An extraordinary portrait of the last stages in the life and career of Joseph Mallord William Turner, the painter of light.

My Old Lady
A well-acted psychological drama revolving around a homeless American, an aged bohemian, and her angry daughter.

Queen and Country
A sequel to Hope and Glory set in postwar England that proves to be an impressive coda to English writer/director John Boorman's illustrious career.

Rocks in My Pockets
A wild and weird animated feature about a Latvian grandmother who passes on her depression to others in the family circle.

A stirring and enlightening movie about civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his crusade for equality.

The Blue Room
A chilling and creatively structure French murder mystery tale.

The Hunting Ground
A hard-hitting and disturbing documentary about the treatment of women who have been sexually assaulted on U. S. college campuses.

The Imitation Game
A great performance by Benedict Cumberbatch and an illuminating portrait of the large role secrets can play in our lives.

The Judge
Drama about the transformation of a smart and slick Chicago defense lawyer during a visit to his small Indiana hometown.

The Rewrite
A funny and charming portrait of a burnt-out, middle-aged screenplay writer

True Story
A riveting and rigorous examination of lying.

White God
A poignant Hungarian parable about the terrible things that can happen when there is no reverence for dogs as fellow companions.

Winter Sleep
A Chekhovian drama about a rich and self-absorbed middle-aged man who needs to do some serious inner work.