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The Wild One
Released: 1954
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The granddaddy of all the chopper movies - the one that contains this deathless exchange: "What are you rebelling against?" "What have you got?" Except for two great performances by Brando and Lee Marvin, it strikes me as a mild disappointment - and the ending is a sappy cop-out. If the original director, Joe Losey, hadn't been black-listed and kicked out of the country, it might have been the great movie everyone seems to think it is.
The Wild Ones
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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Released: 2003
Rated: G
Now Playing? No
A modern-day Saint Francis communes with San Francisco's wild parrots in this documentary
The Wild Party
Released: 1929
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Was Dorothy Arzner a trail-blazing pioneer or a trail-grazing pioneer?
The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Released: 2002
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
The Wind Rises
Released: 2013
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Hayao Miyazaki's animated tale of the man who designed Japanese World War II fighter planes.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Released: 2006
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Ken Loach’s thrillingly dramatized history lesson is set in the early 1920s, when the Irish fought the English monarchy for their freedom, then fought each other over how much freedom was enough. Cillian Murphy and Pádraic Delaney play a pair of brothers who wind up on opposite sides, with tragic consequences. (K.W.)
The Wind Will Carry Us
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Rated: NR
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The Wings of Eagles
Released: 1957
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The stirring biography of "Spig" Wead, ex-daredevil pilot, and the scenarist of Ceiling Zero and They Were Expendable. Wead broke his spine when he took a drunken tumble down the stairs - the laundered script has him tripping on a roller skate - and much of the story is devoted to his long, agonizing rehabilitation. Wayne - minus his toupee - is superb as Wead; and Ward Bond does an amusing cameo as "John Dodge": a cantankerous director of Westerns and Naval epics who has shades, a cane with a hidden liquor supply, and more than a passing resemblance to another Irishman named Ford. (M.W.)
The Winning Team
Released: 1952
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Our current president impersonates baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Doris Day impersonates his wife. (M.W.)
The Winslow Boy
Released: 1999
Rated: G
Now Playing? No
The Winter Guest
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The Wisdom of the Pretzel
Released: 2002
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
Released: 1947
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Cross-talking chums meet man-eating hillbilly widow. (M.W.)
The Witches
Released: 1967
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Witness
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Rated: NR
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The Wizard of Oz
Released: 1939
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The wicked witch is even scarier on the big screen.
The Wizard of Oz 3D
Released: 1939
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience
Released: 1939
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
The Wolf Man
Released: 1941
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Lycanthropy again, with the tormented Lawrence Talbot commencing his vulpine career. (M.W.)
The Wolf of Wall Street
Released: 2013
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Crime and corruption threaten the prosperity of a wealthy New York stockbroker (Leonardo DiCaprio) in Martin Scorsese's latest effort. An effective variation on GoodFellas' rags-to-riches-to-chaos tale, this film shows just how much the financial industry behaves like a crime syndicate. (S.R.)
The Wolfman
Released: 2010
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Benicio del Toro is miscast as the man-turned-wolf in this disappointing remake. There's plenty of doom, gloom and outright despair on display, but very little genuine human emotion. (M.S.)
The Wolverine
Released: 2013
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
In Japan and vulnerable for the first time, X-Men hero Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) confronts lethal samurai and struggles with his own immortality. Thrilling foot chases and a battle atop a bullet train make this a fun ride. (M.J.)
The Wolverine 3D
Released: 2013
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
In Japan and vulnerable for the first time, X-Men hero Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) confronts lethal samurai and struggles with his own immortality. Thrilling foot chases and a battle atop a bullet train make this a fun ride. (M.J.)
The Woman in Black
Released: 2012
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
A solicitor (Daniel Radcliffe) stumbles onto a haunted house in turn-of-the-century England. The film is wonderfully atmospheric and full of little frights, though Radcliffe gives an indifferent performance. (M.B.)
The Woman on The Beach
Released: 1947
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The last film Jean Renoir made during his decade in Hollywood; it was partially mutilated by RKO. I defer further description of "The Woman on the Beach" to the excellent French critic-director, Jacques Rivette: "The first of trilogy of great masterpieces, however mutilated it is in comparison with the original, it can still be as fairly judged as, say, Von Stroheim's 'Greed"...The Woman on the Beach, more than any other of Renoir's works, looks like a film made by Fritz Lang - but it is close to Lang only in appearance. He tragedy of The Woman on the Beach does not stem from the inexorable movement of some force of destiny, as in Lang's films, but on the contrary, from the fixation and immobility: Each of the three characters is frozen in a false image of themselves and their desire. Enclosed in a setting bound on one side by the rhythmic movements of the waves, the blind painter has lost himself in his canvasses, just as Ryan and Joan Bennett have lost themselves in a purely sexual obsession. The fire shatters the spell and brings them back to reality...The Woman on the Beach represents the culmination of what might be called Renoir's second technical apprenticeship. Technical extravagance has been completely suppressed...Must one prefer the great Passions of Bach to The Well Tempered Clavier? Perhaps. But, if there is such a thing as pure cinema, it is to be found in The Woman on the Beach."
The Women
Released: 2008
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
This depressing reboot of the 1939 George Cukor film shares the same gimmick (no men allowed), but Meg Ryan, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing and the rest are a low-rent substitute for the razzle-dazzle cast of the original. The culture-war body blows of director Diane English ("Murphy Brown") have downgraded to a confused see-saw between condemnation and celebration of plastic surgery. (K.J.)
The Women (1939)
Released: 1939
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Claire Boothe's famous gimmick comedy; it has an all female cast, but it's hardly feminist: the ladies are mostly upper crust and their lives revolve around the offstage males. Boothe's vision is simple: her women are a den of vicious cats, clawing each other in bitchy competition over the men; the nicest (and dullest) wins in the end. But "women's director" Cukor (fresh from his Gone With The Wind firing) has a mostly expert cast; together, they make it crackle.
The Women on the 6th Floor
Released: 2010
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Following a spat with his wife (Sandrine Kiberlain), an infatuated stockbroker (Fabrice Luchini) moves into rooms occupied by Spanish maids. Luchini is wonderfully understated in this light French comedy set in 1962, a genial bourgeois fantasy. (M.B.)
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
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