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The Witness
Released:
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Wizard of Oz
Released: 1939
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The classic 1939 adaptation of L. Frank Baum's fantasy world.
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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Now Playing? No
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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Now Playing? No
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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The Wood
Released: 1999
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Woodsman
Released: 2004
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Kevin Bacon plays Walter, a child molester recently released from prison
The Words
Released: 2012
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
When wannabe writer Rory Jensen (Bradley Cooper) finds an old manuscript tucked away in a bag, he decides to pass the work off as his own. The film's romantic storylines aren't bad, but its depiction of writers is clichéd, unrealistic and downright annoying. (M.S.)
The World
Released: 2004
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The World
Released: 2004
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The World According to Bush
Released: 2004
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The World According To Garp
Released: 1982
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John Irving's celebrated novel adapted into a rather devious feminist black comedy (with Irving himself in a cameo as a wrestling referee). Glenn Close shines as Garp's Promothean mother, but the whole movie goes awry somewhere after the middle.
The World According to Shorts
Released: 2006
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The World in His Arms
Released: 1952
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Now Playing? No
Roaring adventure off the San Francisco Coast. A good auctioneer - with a rather transparent early '50s anti-Russian subtext.
The World of Apu
Released: 1959
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Now Playing? No
The concluding section of one of the cinema's great cycles, Satyajit Ray's "Apu Trilogy." It's based, like the others, on a semi autobiographical novel by B.B. Bandapaddhay, with original music by Ravi Shankar. The film (with Ray's principal actor, Soumitra Chatterjee, finally assuming the central role of Apu) contemplates urban Indian life and the joys and pains of marriage and separation. Generally less highly regarded than its famous predecessor. Pather Panchali (possibly because film critics have a softer spot for depictions of the oppressed poor than psychological and marital problems), it's actually a superb work, which beautifully caps the trilogy.
The World's Best Prom
Released: 2006
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The World's End
Released: 2013
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
A group of friends encounter an alien invasion while doing a pub crawl in a small English town. The film delivers hilarious characters, exciting action and even a hint of nostalgia about the impossibility of re-creating bygone times. (S.R.)
The World's Fastest Indian
Released: 2005
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Anthony Hopkins is a speed-obsessed septuagenarian
The Wrecking Crew
Released: 1969
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Now Playing? No
Last of the Matt Helm series, featuring the booziest, sleaziest and laziest of the '60s superspies, vaguely impersonated by Dino. Not one of Phil Karlson's brighter moments - it's a film that seems to be fixated on buttocks shots.
The Wrestler
Released: 2008
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Mickey Rourke plays a professional wrestler who's lost it all, and he's quietly riveting. The movie itself is a little undercooked, neglecting to delve into the character's masochism, but it's loaded with texture, the image so grainy you can practically count the bits of silver. (K.W.)
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