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The First Grader
Released: 2011
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
A kindly Kenyan teacher (Naomie Harris) fights to keep in her first-grade class an elderly veteran of the Mau Mau uprising (Oliver Litondo), who wants to learn how to read. Harris is wonderful and the photography is gorgeous, but the mixing of brutal and inspirational elements is ungainly. (K.B.)
The First Time
Released: 1952
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Frank Tashlin puts a Whoopee Cushion under the 1950s
The Five Obstructions
Released: 2003
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Five Obstructions offers a bizarre set of challenges to its director
The Five Venoms
Released: 2000
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Five-Year Engagement
Released: 2012
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
In this likable, low-key romantic comedy, a chef (Jason Segel) puts his career on the backburner to follow his fiancée (Emily Blunt) to Michigan for graduate school. Their troubled relationship is fodder for comedy and unfussy pathos. (K.J.)
The Fixer
Released: 1968
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Bernard Malamud's spare, devastating tale of Jakov Bok; an unjustly imprisoned Jewish handyman who wages a stark moral battle with his persecutors in Czarist Russia--his battlefield is the jail cell, or sometimes a courtroom, and mostly his own soul. Next to Johnny Got His Gun, this eloquent, powerful screenplay is probably Dalton Trumbo's best, obviously evocative of his long prison and blacklist years. The production, however, leans too heavily on the spirit of David Lean to truly catch its subject. (What was needed was probably something more like Robert Bresson's style in A Man Escaped.)
The Flame and the Arrow
Released: 1950
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Swashbuckling and rebellion in medieval Italy; a high-spirited costume adventure with leftist undertones. (M.W.)
The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice
Released: 1964
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Flight of the Phoenix
Released: 1965
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The old chestnut about the plane crash in uncharted wastes, and the desperate attempt by the passengers and crew to rebuild and fly it out...but it's never been done better. Amazing plot twists, brilliant direction and a smashing cast. Watch it for 15 minutes...then see if you can pull yourself away before the climax.
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
Released:
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
The Flower of Evil
Released: 2003
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Despite its best efforts, a well-bred French family can't prevent its dirty laundry from flapping in the breeze
The Flower of My Secret
Released: 1995
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Fluke/Daughters of Luck
Released:
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Now Playing? No
The Fly
Released: 1986
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Flying Scotsman
Released: 2006
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
The true story of Graeme Obree (Jonny Lee Miller), the champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old washing-machine parts.
The Fog
Released: 2005
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
Released: 2003
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Errol Morris' surprisingly respectful documentary purports to make us privy to the thoughts of the man who served as defense secretary during the most intense years of the Vietnam War, but the ever-slippery McNamara slips through Morris' fingers. Yes, he tears up more than once, but he never quite accepts moral responsibility for the role he played in one of our country's greatest tragedies. (K.W.)
The Foot Fist Way
Released: 2006
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
This sports-movie spoof is about a strip-mall tae kwon do instructor (Danny McBride) who’s obliviously obnoxious, treating everybody like slabs of meat. But McBride never really connects with any of his punches, and the movie itself lacks a firm spine to pin its comedic ideas on. (K.W.)
The Forbidden Kingdom
Released: 2008
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Paired with Jet Li, martial-arts master Jackie Chan returns to form in the story of a bullied teen transported back to ancient China. The plot is negligible, but it's simply a way to get from one kick-ass fight scene to another. (M.S.)
The Forgotten
Released: 2004
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
The Forgotten Americans
Released:
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Forsaken
Released: 2001
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Fortune
Released: 1975
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Idiotic gold diggers thoroughly botch an attempt at murder. Not as bad as its reputation, though it's an odd black comedy with few laughs. Beatty over acts, but Nicholson, looking a bit like Larry Fine of the Three Stooges is hilarious.
The Fortune Cookie
Released: 1966
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Bilking the insurance companies in 15 easy steps: the serpentine machinations of "Whiplash Willie," a shyster's shyster, who transforms his brother-in-law's minor neck injury - totaled during a Cleveland Browns' telecast - into a gold mine. Willie, played with peerlessly cynical elan by Walter Matthau, knows all the angles, straight and otherwise, and has a magnum cum laude in shady, in fighting. Only two minor difficulties stand in his way: a lady who keeps dropping her contact lenses, and a distraught Cleveland safety named "Boom-Boom" Jackson. Plus that old intangible: compassion. A great comedy.
The Found Footage Festival
Released: 2007
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
See article on page 19.
The Fountain
Released: 2006
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Hugh Jackman plays a 16th-century conquistador, a present-day scientist and a future time traveler in this jumble of myth and grade-school metaphysics. Director Darren Aronofsky (Pi) throws it all onscreen with nary a hint of character, plot or reason. (M.B.)
The Fountainhead
Released: 1949
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Ayn Rand's slightly psychotic and widely influential romantic parable about architect Howard Roark, beset on every side by liberal-collectivist wimps, who dynamites his own building when his blueprints are compromised. Since King Vidor, who directed this film version - fascinatingly--is a liberal humanist of long standing (The Crowd, Our Daily Bread, Street Scene), one wonders if Rand considered dynamiting the prints.
The Four Feathers
Released: 2002
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
A Victorian soldier turns tail in The Four Feathers
The Four Musketeers
Released: 1975
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The reunion of Athos, Parthos, Aramis and that other guy. The continuation of Dick Lester's buoyant adaptation of Dumas adventure classic.
The Four Seasons
Released: 1982
Rated:
Now Playing? No
A year in the lives of six longtime friends who are suddenly thrown into disarray by the defection, divorce and impending remarriage of one of their number. Alan Alda's feature directorial debut; it plays like to best TV sitcom you ever saw--predictable but charming, with easy, deft interplay among the ensemble. Scored to Vivaldi.
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