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The Rape of Europa
Released: 2006
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
This documentary chronicles Adolf Hitler’s attempt to steal or destroy every work of art in his path, then build a citywide shrine to German culture and, of course, himself. This thoroughly researched film neatly catalogues the industrial-scale plundering, and it makes for an amazing story. (K.W.)
The Rare Breed
Released: 1966
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Now Playing? No
Jimmy Stewart, in a sort of rocking-chair Western, sings a little bull. (The bull is a prizewinner; the film isn't).
The Rat Race
Released: 1960
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Making it - in several senses of the word - in NYC. (M.W.)
The Raven
Released: 1963
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Now Playing? No
The best of all Roger Corman's Edgar Allen Poe adaptations - and the one that owes the least to its original source. A fantastic parody about haunted castles, black magic, and dueling sorcerers.
The Raven
Released: 2012
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Baltimore's favorite son gets a revisionist makeover in this frankly dull and frequently off-putting Sherlock Holmes-ian take on the final days of Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, an awful casting choice). It's a mishmash of serial killings based on Poe stories. (M.S.)
The Reader
Released: 2008
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Based on Bernhard Schlink’s Oprah-endorsed novel, The Reader wrestles with the notion of Germany’s guilt and responsibility for its war atrocities, and although things doesn’t quite add up, the movie’s beautifully rendered and features wonderful performances by Kate Winslet and David Kross, not to mention a movie-stealing cameo by Lena Olin. Kross is a 15-year-old kid who has an affair with a woman (Winslet) twice his age, only to discover, several years later, that she’d been a guard at Auschwitz. (K.W.)
The Real Cancun
Released: 2003
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
A Girls Gone Wild video as cultural anthropology
The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Released: 2005
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Real Glory
Released: 1939
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Now Playing? No
Guts and glory - racy, if not too real - in the Philippines. (M.W.)
The Real Neighborhood
Released: 2004
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Real World of New Zealand with Rick Howard
Released: 2004
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Reaping
Released: 2007
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Hilary Swank plays a biologist who investigates what appear to be a series of biblical plagues in the Louisiana bayou. Swank once again distinguishes herself as a beacon of authenticity, but the script is full of pointless back story and convoluted flashbacks. (M.I.)
The Rebellion
Released: 1993
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Michael Haneke's tale of a veteran returning to post-World War I Vienna.
The Reckless Moment
Released: 1949
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Max Ophuls’ excellent 1949 melodrama about a woman who discovers the dead body of her daughter's lover. (M.W.)
The Reckoning
Released: 2004
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Record of a Tenement Gentleman
Released: 1947
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Recruit
Released: 2003
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Al Pacino and Colin Farrell star in this game of cat-and-mouse in which neither the cat nor the mouse seems to know who's who
The Red & the White
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The Red Badge of Courage
Released: 1951
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Now Playing? No
John Huston's excellent (but ruinously cut) adaptation of Stephen Cranes' classic account of cowardice and redemption during the Civil War. The casting of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier of W.W.II, as the "coward" was a intentional irony, but the movie is historically significant for other reasons. It was the subject of Lillian Ross' famous book of reportage. Picture and its production stimulated a furious battle at MGM, which finally resulted in the ouster of Louis B. Mayer as studio head. (For that alone, all true movie lovers will remain in Badge's debt forever.)
The Red Balloon
Released: 1955
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
A superb children's film by Albert Lamorisse that wistfully centers on the dream of flying. It's a simple story about a young boy (Lamorisse's son Pascal) and his balloon, a little bladder of air that seems suddenly conscious, suddenly alive, and that follows him everywhere until the world, jealous and ugly, intervenes. Cinematographer Edmond Sechan's photography of the Parisian streets is truly revelatory - as luminous as Eugene Atget's old daguerreotypes - and the film itself is both sophisticated and naive, childlike and artistically mature. It's Lamorisse's masterpiece, and it's an unalloyed joy.
The Red Balloon/White Mane (Double Feature)
Released: 0000
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Two classic 1950s shorts by France’s Albert Lamorisse. In “The Red Balloon,” a lonely boy befriends a red balloon that seems to have a mind of its own. “White Mane” is about a boy and a wild horse trying to elude a wrangler.
The Red Pony
Released: 1949
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Pleasant version of one of John Steinbeck's bucolic parables, about a boy and his horse. The score is an original by Aaron Copland.
The Red Violin
Released:
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Refugee All Stars
Released: 2005
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Reivers
Released: 1969
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Now Playing? No
Pleasant, high-spirited adaptation of William Faulkner's last novel: the picaresque adventures of a young boy and his two rapscallion guides to the world of New Orleans bordellos, fast cars (1910-style) and childhood's end.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Released: 2012
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
In New York, a Pakistani native (Riz Ahmed) finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The Replacements
Released:
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
The story of a patchwork pro football team striving for the big brass ring.
The Return
Released: 2003
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Return
Released: 2006
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
After having nightmares of a murder, a woman (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is drawn to the old farmhouse where it occurred. The film is confusing and occasionally hokey, but itâ??s still better than most of what passes for horror these days. (S.D.)
The Return of Frank James
Released: 1940
Rated:
Now Playing? No
A sequel to Henry King's Jesse James, with Fonda, Carradine and Hull repeating their roles; handled in stark, paranoid style by Fritz Lang - who considered movie Westerns the "nibelungen" Saga of America.
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