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The Stranger
Released: 1946
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A fugitive Nazi, tracked by a remorseless fed, disguises himself as a small-town professor with a penchant for bell-towers and clocks. Time, however, has a more than symbolic grip on him...Orson Welles' weakest movie - he was hamstrung by his producers, and forced to prove he could direct (five years after Citizen Kane!) - but the result is still a fine, stylish "message" thriller, with two brilliant set pieces: the pursuit and murder in a sun-splashed forest, and the climatic duel in the shadowy clock tower.
The Strangers
Released: 2008
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The horror plot is familiar, as masked human ghoulies torment baffled young lovers (Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman) in a home invasion. But the film creates a palpable sense of fear through the shrewd use of sound, imagery and performances, scaring up some truly visceral viewer responses. (M.B.)
The Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter
Released: 1979
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A grand actors' battle royal between Bette Davis (an Emmy winner here) and Gena Rowlands as a mother and daughter separated for several decades then suddenly explosively reunited.
The Street of San Francisco
Released: 1972
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Pilot for the TV series - and, of its debased type, unusually good. (M.W.)
The Streets of Greenwood
Released: 1962
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Documentary about voter registration efforts during the Civil Rights movement of the early Sixties.
The Stunt Man
Released: 1980
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Now Playing? No
A criminal on the run hides out by taking the place of a movie company's stunt man, killed while the fugitive eluded the police on a bridge. One of the most exciting American movies in recent years; in some ways, it's a thin, obvious allegory - but B- movie vet Richard Rush seizes the material and keeps it churning with energy and bravura movie tricks. As the company's director, Peter O''Toole gives a great magnetic, hammy performance, comparable to Barrymore's in 20th Century.
The Sugarland Express
Released: 1974
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Steven Spielberg's feature directorial debut (at 25) a whippet-swift little tragicomedy, based on fact, about a Texas jailbreak that turns into a media circus. Everything that was good about Spielberg's later work (Jaws was a year away) is present here: the adolescent humor, the delight in technology, the speed, the brio. (Interestingly, he's never really developed emotionally beyond this film, either.)
The Suitor
Released: 1962
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
A timid young bachelor attempts to woo the women of his dreams in this 1962 feature by French funnyman Pierre Etaix.
The Sum of All Fears
Released: 2002
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
The dated Tom Clancy adaptation tries to reheat the Cold War with a nuclear explosion
The Summer of Flying Fish
Released: 2013
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
While visiting her wealthy father's vacation home, a teen (Francisca Walker) discovers that her family is engaged in a turf war with a group of native people.
The Sun
Released: 2010
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Reviewed this issue.
The Sun Behind the Clouds
Released: 2010
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
This documentary examines 2008 protests for Tibetan independence.
The Sun Never Sets
Released: 1939
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The British Empire...before sunset. (M.W.)
The Sun Shines Bright
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The Suspect
Released: 1944
Rated:
Now Playing? No
A mild, henpecked husband finds "another woman" and his life spirals into guilt and murder. A little gem of melodrama. (M.W.)
The Swamp
Released: 2001
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Swan
Released: 1956
Rated:
Now Playing? No
A sumptuous adaptation of Molnar's royal romance which seemed at the time to prefigure Princess Grace's approaching Monaco nuptials.
The Sweet Hereafter
Released: 1998
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The Sweet Hereafter isn't ultimately about guilt and innocence.
The Sweetest Thing
Released: 2002
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Swift Fox
Released: 2001
Rated:
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The Swimmer
Released: 1968
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A drunken upper class suburbanite decides to swim his way home the pools of his neighbors; each one carries him further voyage to destructive self-discovery. Offbeat, haunting on the John Cheever short story. (M.W.)
The Swing
Released: 2010
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
A man must choose between his wife and his mistress (Polish Film Festival).
The Switch
Released: 2010
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
In a mixup, Jennifer Aniston is artificially inseminated by best friend Jason Bateman. It’s an amiable romantic comedy with charming performances – not great, but a reliable date movie. (M.S.)
The Sword
Released: 1964
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Sword and The Sorcerer
Released: 1982
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Inarticulate, mostly undressed barbarians slaver, slash, snarl and seduce each other. (Is this a medieval auctioneer or an allegory of contemporary Hollywood?) (M.W.)
The Tailor of Panama
Released: 2001
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Take
Released: 2007
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Deep in the slums of Los Angeles, good-natured Felix De La Pena (John Leguizamo), a family man and armored vehicle driver, is shot in the head during a hijacking attempt gone wrong. Though his wife, Marina (Rosie Perez), offers her love and support, Felix suffers from intense physical and emotional pain following the attack. As he begins to recover, he learns he has been framed for the stick-up; distraught, Felix decides to find the real culprit himself, despite his failing health and memory. (TMS)
The Taking of Pelham 123
Released: 2009
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Denzel Washington stars as a New York Transit Authority employee trying to foil a terrorist (John Travolta) who’s hijacked a subway train. Washington can’t sell the character’s ordinariness, and director Tony Scott’s visual shenanigans grow tiresome. (S.R.)
The Tale of Despereaux
Released: 2008
Rated: G
Now Playing? No
The animation looks decent enough, but the narrative is a choppy story that bobs among human characters and the rodent residents of Mouseworld and Ratworld. The lesson here is that an overabundance of vocal talent (Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver) does not a good cartoon make. (M.B.)
The Tale of Zatoichi
Released: 1962
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu) is a blind samurai who becomes the masseur for a Yakuza boss, who hires him anticipating a battle with a rival gang. Zatoichi has few equals on the battlefield or in the gambling den. But the rival gang hires Miki Hirate (Shigeru Amachi), an equally skilled swordsman for whom Zatoichi has great respect. When the gang war begins, Zatoichi is reluctant to battle his counterpart. But Hirate, who has discovered he is terminally ill, craves one final showdown. (TMS)
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