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The World According to Bush
Released: 2004
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The World According To Garp
Released: 1982
Rated:
Now Playing? No
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
Rated:
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
Rated:
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.)
The Wrong Man
Released: 1957
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Manny Balestrero, a bass player at New York's Stork Club, is a dead ringer for a stickup artist who's been plaguing the area. Because of this, he and his family are plunged into a smoothly inevitable, perfectly logical - even liberal and humane - corridor to hell, a bureaucratic torture chamber from which there appears no exit. All Hitchcock's customary themes are here, especially the "transfer of guilt" from the evil to the innocent, but there is one major difference: Balestrero's story is true. Hitchcock believed so strongly in the project that he waived his salary to direct it.
The X-"
Released: 0000
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The X-Files: Fight the Future
Released: 1998
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Released: 2008
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
After a six-year hiatus, TV's Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are back on the case, explaining unexplained phenomena, and series creator Chris Carter has decided to strip things down this time -- no alien abductions, no Cigarette Smoking Man, no conspiracies involving everybody from J. Edgar Hoover to E.T., just man in all his depravity and the greatest extraterrestrial of them all, God. Billy Connolly has a small role as a defrocked priest who may or may not be psychically leading the FBI to a kidnapping ring, but it's Duchovny and Anderson who give the movie some true dramatic heft, not to mention some heat. (K.W.)
The Yards
Released:
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
Released: 2006
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
In 1970 Brazil, against the backdrop of the World Cup and a brutal military dictatorship, a boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood after his parents are forced to flee São Paulo. The film is a rather unaffecting amalgam of coming-of-age tale and political melodrama--it touches your heart at a distance. (M.S.)
The Year of Living Dangerously
Released: 1983
Rated:
Now Playing? No
An Australian journalist treads the thin line of morality and adventurism in revolution-torn Indochina. In the beginning - particularly in the scenes involving the wizened, hunchbacked Eurasian go-between, Billy Kwan (a superb performance by Linda Hunt), this speedy, densely colorful film by Peter Weir (Gallipoli, The Last Wave) has a sort of Graham Greene-ish depth and intensity. Then it backtracks and settles for being a minor-league Casablanca of the '80s, but it's better than Under Fire, which received considerably more praise.
The Year That Trembled
Released: 2002
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The Yes Men
Released: 2003
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Yes Men Fix the World
Released: 2009
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
A documentary by and about two corporation-skewering pranksters who highlight market-driven absurdities by pretending to be spokesmen for businesses or government entities. Their gags are occasionally inspired, but the film proves desperately in need of a more experienced director. (S.R.)
The Young Girls of Rochefort
Released: 1967
Rated: G
Now Playing? No
Jacques Demy's musical comedy about two sisters finding love.
The Young Victoria
Released: 2009
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
Emily Blunt convincingly portrays Queen Victoria as bullied, slightly silly and lonely in the midst of palace intrigue. The film is well made but, absent any urgency, not particularly memorable. (K.J.)
The Yungling
Released: 2005
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Science fiction from the Jibangus, a Madison arts collective
Their Eyes Were Dry
Released: 2011
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Them
Released: 1954
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Giant ants run amok in the L.A. sewer system; one of the classic '50s monster movies.
Then She Found Me
Released: 2008
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Helen Hunt directed and stars in this sloppy-as-life comedic drama about a 39-year-old suddenly single woman whose birth mother (Bette Midler) comes storming back into her life just as she’s trying to conceive a child of her own. Colin Firth, as a shell-shocked veteran of his own ill-fated marriage, gives the movie a lift. (K.W.)
There and Back
Released: 2002
Rated:
Now Playing? No
There Lived a Lad
Released: 1964
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
There Will Be Blood
Released: 2007
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s period epic about a man (Daniel Day-Lewis) who won’t stop until he’s drained every drop of oil from the California desert strains so hard to be a masterpiece that it forgets to entertain us along the way. Representing entrepreneurial madness, Day-Lewis brings his usual intensity to a character that remains too much a cipher, and Paul Dano more than holds his own as a boy-preacher who represents the other force – religion – that shaped this great country of ours. (K.W.)
There's Always Tomorrow
Released: 1956
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Soap-meister Sirk turns his gleaming eye on a typical bourgeois triangle. For this kind of stuff, you can't do better.
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