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  • Good Hair
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    Good Hair

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    Chris Rock visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community in this expose of comic proportions that only he could pull off. A rau...

  • City Island

    Movie

    Meet the Rizzos, a family that might get along a lot better if only they could tell each other the truth. Dad Vince (Andy Garcia of OCEAN'S Franchise) is the worst offender. But since the prison guard won't even admit that "poker night" is in fact acting class, how's he ever going to explain his ...

  • Lovely and Amazing

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    Four spirited -- and incredibly quirky -- women tackle everything from relationships to careers in this captivating indie drama. Brenda Blethyn is an insecure mother who passed along bits of her neuroses to each of her three very different daughters: Michelle (Catherine Keener), an ex-homecoming ...

  • Capitalism: A Love Story

    Movie

    Exactly one year and a day after the initial Wall Street bailout, Michael Moore (SICKO, FAHRENHEIT 9/11) looks at the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy during the transition between the incoming Obama Administration and the outgoing Bush Administration. In standard Moore fashion, he mo...

  • A Fish Called Wanda

    Movie

    A gang of thieves cant stop double-crossing one another.

  • Shadow of the Vampire

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    2000 • R • Horror, Drama, Award Winning

    The crew begin to disappear on the set of a vampire movie.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This clever reimagining of a classic manages to be both a compelling vampire story as well as a darkly funny, meta take on movie making.

    German director F.W. Murnau wants...

  • Stories We Tell

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    STORIES WE TELL is a "riveting" (LOS ANGELES TIMES) and "unmissable" (ROLLING STONE) genre-twisting film by Oscar-nominated director Sarah Polley. Her poignant investigation into the elusive truths and buried secrets of a family of storytellers paints a profound portrait of a complicated and deep...

  • Southside With You

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    From executive producer John Legend comes this uplifting romantic movie based on the real-life first date between President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. On a summer's day in 1989, a law associate named Barack Obama used all his charms to woo attorney Michelle Robinson. SOUTHSIDE WI...

  • Amores Perros

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    2000 • R • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers, International

    Lives collide in a Mexico City car crash.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: '21 Grams' director Alejandro González Iñárritu made his feature debut with this slick, savage story examining the true meaning of loyalty.

    A fateful car crash connects three ...

  • Pi
    Pi
    Movie

    Pi

    Movie

    1998 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, Mystery & Suspense

    A math prodigy searches for the number that will unlock the universe.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Aronofsky's imaginative, cerebral first film remains a fascinating study of the fine line between madness and genius.

    'Pi' concerns a tortured ...

  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown

    Movie

    Detroit, Michigan, 1959. Berry Gordy gathered the best musicians from the city's thriving jazz and blues scene for his new record company: Motown. They called themselves the Funk Brothers, and they were the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. This is their story.

  • Open Your Eyes

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    The original on which VANILLA SKY is based--Cesar is a handsome playboy who has it all until he falls hard for the beautiful Sofia (Penelope Cruz) and a jealous ex-girlfriend tries to kill him and herself in a car accident that leaves him horribly disfigured. His perfect life turns into a nightma...

  • Buffalo '66

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    1998 • NR • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers, Romance

    An ex-con finds love, arthouse style.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Vincent Gallo’s semi-autobiographical directorial debut is part eccentric comedy, part sweetly surprising, surreal love story.

    Billy Brown (Vincent Gallo) is fresh out of prison and h...

  • Lost in Paris

    Movie

    2016 • NR • Comedy, Romance, International

    A sweetly comic, whimsical romp through the City of Light.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This stylish screwball comedy from husband and wife filmmakers Abel and Gordon features Emmanuelle Riva’s final, fantastic performance.

    When Fiona, a beautifully awkwa...

  • The Visitor

    Walter (Academy-Award-nominee Richard Jenkins) is a disaffected college professor who has been drifting aimlessly through his life. When, in a chance encounter on a trip into New York, Walter discovers a couple has taken up residence in his apartment in the city, he develops an unexpected and pro...

  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown

    Detroit, Michigan, 1959. Berry Gordy gathered the best musicians from the city's thriving jazz and blues scene for his new record company: Motown. They called themselves the Funk Brothers, and they were the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. This is their story.

  • Southside With You

    From executive producer John Legend comes this uplifting romantic movie based on the real-life first date between President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. On a summer's day in 1989, a law associate named Barack Obama used all his charms to woo attorney Michelle Robinson. SOUTHSIDE WI...

  • Roger Dodger

    2009 • R • Action & Adventure, Romance, Drama

    Rachel Weisz and Oscar Isaac in epic ancient Egypt.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: We love Rachel Weisz in this highly-rated, historic adventure - and think you will, too.

    Hypatia is a philosopher who happens to be stunningly beautiful with several suit...

  • Pi

    1998 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, Mystery & Suspense

    A math prodigy searches for the number that will unlock the universe.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Aronofsky's imaginative, cerebral first film remains a fascinating study of the fine line between madness and genius.

    'Pi' concerns a tortured ...

  • Panic

    2000 • R • Comedy, Crimes & Thriller, Drama

    William H. Macy plays a hit man with a midlife crisis.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This offbeat portrayal of a gun-for-hire on the brink of a breakdown is a fresh, humorous look at dysfunction.

    This dark comedy-thriller stars William H. Macy as a contrac...

  • Goodbye Solo

    An unlikely friendship develops between a Senegalese taxi driver and a rough and ready old Southerner.

  • Gloria

    Best actress award winner Paulina Garcia (Berlin Film Festival) stars in this uplifting story of personal transformation. Gloria is a "woman of a certain age" who gets caught up in a passionate whirlwind romance with a retired naval officer, whom she meets at a dance club for singles. But when sh...

  • Roger Dodger

    Movie

    2002 • R • Comedy, Drama, Romance

    An ad exec attempts to teach his nephew the ways of women.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Jesse Eisenberg and writer/director Dylan Kidd both made their film debut in this battle of the sexes comedy with witty wordplay to spare.

    Cynical New York ad man Roger Swanso...

  • The September Issue

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    2009 • PG-13 • Documentary

    R.J. Cutler puts Vogue's September issue into high gear.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This doc offers a look at life inside Wintour's Vogue, before the Internet altered the print magazine business forever.

    An intimate behind-the-scenes look at Vogue's legendary editor-in-...