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Affliction (1997, 110 min., R)

"Some days I feel just like a whipped dog," says Wade Whitehouse (Nolte). The sad, uncomprehending look in his eyes both confirms his words and foreshadows the ones that follow: "… someday, I swear, I'm gonna ...

Afghan Star (2009, 87 min., NR)

In Afghanistan's version of American Idol, there's a lot more at stake than the glory.

Afraid of the Dark (1991, 91 min., R)

If Sigmund Freud had directed horror movies they might have looked something like Afraid of the Dark. This British movie uses common childhood fears and anxieties to create a frightening stage on which the subconscious dramas ...

African Cats (2011, 89 min., G)

Lions and cheetahs in the African savanna look lovely onscreen but are imbued with human emotions.

After Earth (2013, 100 min., PG-13)

Often gorgeous, sometimes fascinating, this Smith-family outing is ultimately unwieldy and unsurprising.

After Innocence (2005, 95 min., NR)

This documentary raises staggering questions about virtually every aspect of the criminal-justice system as it follows what happens to several convicts who have been exonerated by DNA evidence submitted by the Innocence Project.

After Life (2004, 118 min., NR)

They file in one by one, emerging from a hazy white light into the waiting area of what appears to be some drab, pre-computer-age social service agency. Most, but not all, of them are old; they ...

After the Sunset (2004, 100 min., PG-13)

Possibly the ideal film to more or less ignore while lounging poolside and sipping Jamaican rum, After the Sunset is 100-proof pap.

After the Wedding (2006, 120 min., R)

An expat Danish aid worker in Mumbai returns to Copenhagen to meet with a benefactor, only to discover that the world is even smaller than it seems.

After Tiller (2013, 85 min., PG-13)

After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, what's life like for the 4 remaining doctors who perform late-term abortions in this country?

Afterglow (1997, 113 min., R)

Afterglow is an adult love story tinged with large measures of comedy and sadness. It's also illuminated with superb performances by Nick Nolte and sight-for-sore-eyes Julie Christie, whose work was recognized this week with an Oscar ...

Afternoon Delight (2013, 98 min., R)

A woman creates a tempest in her domestic teapot when she invites a lap dancer to stay with her family.

Against the Ropes (2004, 111 min., PG-13)

Like a lot of sports movies, this biopic about boxing promoter Jackie Kallen is better than it has to be but not as good as it ought to be.

The Age of Innocence (1993, 139 min., PG)

I suppose I never had enough unrequited angst percolating through my high school years to take full pleasure in the works of Edith Wharton. I may have worn black 90 percent of the time, but Victorian ...

Agent Cody Banks (2003, 110 min., PG)

Almost all Hollywood kids fare can be assessed with a single sentence: The youthful star is likable enough, the action is constant, the message is reasonably wholesome ("Just be yourself!"), and parents don’t have much else ...

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004, 100 min., PG)

Frankie Muniz, playing the star agent of the CIA's kiddie corps, saves the day in London.

Agnes Browne (1999, 92 min., R)

Angela McCourt, the Irish heroine-mum of Frank McCourt's witheringly sentimental novel Angela's Ashes (as well as Alan Parker's recent film adaptation) has a twin of sorts in Agnes Browne. Although Mrs. McCourt's straits were dire indeed, ...

The Agronomist (2003, 90 min., PG-13)

Jonathan Demme's riveting documentary about slain Haitian populist and radio personality Jean Dominique.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012, 91 min., R)

Alison Klayman's doc is as much a rallying cry for freedom of expression as it is a portrait in progress of an artist whose career is ongoing.

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003, 89 min., NR)

Executed serial killer Aileen Wuornos leaves little doubt as to her sanity in this second Nick Broomfield documentary on the subject.

Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992, 87 min., R)

Between 1989 and 1990, Aileen Wuornos, a homely, luckless, lesbian hooker who haunted the interstates of jerkwater Florida, committed a series of seven murders. All of the victims were middle-aged, caucasian males who had tried to ...

Aimée & Jaguar (1999, 133 min., NR)

Aimée & Jaguar was nominated this year for the Golden Globe's Best Foreign Film, and although it lost to Pedro Almodóvar's All About My Mother, it's easy to see why the film has become something of ...

Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013, 105 min., NR)

A hardscrabble, heartbreaking, love-and-death affair is gorgeously captured in David Lowery's Texas feature.

Air Bud (1997, 98 min., PG)

A distinct canine motif runs through basketball history. Witness past and present NBA players Fred “Mad Dog” Carter, Tim Bassett, Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson and Joe Wolf. Not to mention former UT Longhorn star Locksley Collie. ...

Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998, 92 min., G)

This second installment in what looks to be an ongoing series is about as “family entertainment” as you can get. Granted, sometimes that's a good thing, but when the directors and producers start equating “family” with ...

Air De Famille, Un (1996, 107 min., NR)

In a sleepy French village, an extended family gathers to ostensibly celebrate the 35th birthday of one of their own. What follows is a dark comedy of familial sniping and underhanded potshots that plays like Woody ...

Air Force One (1997, 125 min., R)

Another day, another summer blockbuster. Really, my ears are ringing and my head hurts and isn't it about time for a musical? Perhaps not. Perhaps just one more big shoot-'em-up, and then we can all go ...

Air Guitar Nation (2007, 81 min., R)

What other international competition awards points for general "airiness"? This fun documentary celebrates the weirdness but never mocks the participants.

The Air Up There (1994)

The time-worn formula of the underdog surpassing all odds meets a premise reeking of cultural imperialism that takes basketball mania a bit too far. A self-assured, fast-talking coach at a Catholic college named Jimmy Dolan (Bacon) ...

Airborne (1993)

Filters. I don't normally think about filters as much as I did while watching this movie. If someone had spent half as much time thinking about the characters in Airborne as thinking about what filters to ...

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