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  1. And Everything Is Going Fine

    Aside from Richard Pryor, no American monologuist has translated to the screen better than Spalding Gray (Swimming to Cambodia, Monster in a…

  2. Sangre de Mi Sangre

    Christopher Zalla, a graduate of the film program at Columbia University, makes an impressive debut with this suspense feature about illegal immigrants…

  3. Meek's Cutoff

    Imagine a collaboration between John Ford and Wallace Stevens and you might get a sense of what Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy)…

  4. Marion Bridge

    Nova Scotian playwright Daniel MacIvor based the screenplay of this powerful Canadian feature (2002) on his play of the same name, and…

  5. The Lady Vanishes

    Alfred Hitchcock's masterful 1938 spy thriller, with Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave searching for kidnapped agent Dame May Whitty aboard a trans-European…

  6. Jazz on a Summer's Day

    Bert Stern's film of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival (1960; his only film) features Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong, Eric Dolphy, Chuck Berry,…

  7. Helvetica

    This fascinating British documentary by Gary Hustwit uses the 50th anniversary of the Swiss typeface Helvetica to consider a half century of…

  8. The Golem

    Of the four extant versions of this perennial horror classic, Paul Wegener's 1920 version remains the best. Wegener both directed and stars…

  9. Fish Tank

    British filmmaker Andrea Arnold made her feature debut with Red Road (2006), an eerie, low-budget suspense story about a woman stalking, seducing,…

  10. Cutter's Way

    A handsome, ambitious film that fails to satisfy—perhaps because the director, Ivan Passer, insists on an ambiguity on the plot level that…

  11. Bright Leaves

    Apart from the groundbreaking Sherman's March (1986), this is the best entry yet in Ross McElwee's ongoing autobiographical saga: it's funny, profound,…

  12. The Baader Meinhof Complex

    Part thriller, part social history, this tense 2008 drama traces the rise and fall of the Baader-Meinhof gang, a violent communist terror…

  13. Anvil! The Story of Anvil

    An early-80s contemporary of Anthrax, Slayer, Metallica, and Megadeth, the Canadian speed-metal band Anvil never made the big time, and 25 years…

  14. White Material

    In a fictional African country, a helicopter hovers over a French coffee plantation, bringing news to the stubborn white owner (Isabelle Huppert)…