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Magnolia Magnolia
In Magnolia, an Altmanesqe ensemble piece, director Paul Thomas Anderson returns to his favorite location for wacked out needy people: the San Fernando Valley. Though he proves that over-ambition and arrogance do not always make the perfect movie, there is a magnetic pull towards these broken characters.

The Man on the Train The Man on the Train
In Patrice Leconte's The Man on the Train, a heavy handed and sometimes lazy work about the unlikely meeting of two very opposite men, French rock icon Johnny Halliday and Jean Rochefort breathe life into their characters and the movie as soon as they share the screen.

The Man Who Wasn't There The Man Who Wasn't There
Ed Crane is absent indeed in The Man Who Wasn't There, the latest film from the Coen brothers. The man that shares Billy Bob Thornton's features traverses the world that surrounds him as such a phantom that nobody notices him. Dull and stripped of all emotion, he is the perfect subject for a black and white film noir.

Manderlay Manderlay
Manderlay is a story both beautiful and disquieting—a return to our past that serves as a portrait of our present.

Mandrill Mandrill
A blend of over the top action and comedy, this production aims however more at being a James Bond parody than a spoof of hitmen movies.

Mahler on the Couch Mahler on the Couch
While I'm not that familiar with classical music, I'm not sure that the world has been waiting impatiently for a movie about Mahler.

Manson Family Movies Manson Family Movies
Mason Family Movies aims at recreating home movies of Manson and his followers, from their everyday lives to orgies and killings.

Maria Full of Grace Maria Full of Grace
For his first feature film, director Joshua Marston takes a look at all of the hideous details involved in the drug trade.

Marie-Antoinette Marie-Antoinette
Sofia Coppola takes us on a remarkable and fleeting tour of Queen Marie-Antoinette's Versailles.

Match Point Match Point
Woody Allen's newest film, Match Point, is his longest and darkest.

Madrigal Madrigal
On paper, Madrigal looked like a promising work that would bring a Cuban tonality to the world of surreal cinema.

The Matrix The Matrix
The Matrix offers a new variation on cyberculture, with some twists that are surprisingly good.

Matrix Reloaded Matrix Reloaded
Once past the glossy surface of the film, one notes that the Wachowski brothers created a film with two levels, just like the world in which the protagonists evolve.

The Matrix Revolutions The Matrix Revolutions
The Matrix Revolutions is without any doubt the most impersonal episode of the series and the least exciting.

Matta: The Eye of the Surrealist Matta: The Eye of the Surrealist
There is a dimension to this documentary which, despite its flaws, makes it a unique piece: Matta: the Eye of the Surrealist is a historic work—at least in the field of art.

Max Max
Documenting Adolph Hitler's early days as an artist doesn't look like an exciting concept at first. While the idea might seem somewhat provocative and traumatic, the film isn't. Writer/Director Menno Meyjes has created an unlikely piece in light tones with unexpected humorous touches. By trying to distance his work from both its subject and the harshness of historic storytelling, Max gained at the characters' level but has a superficial resonance.

Me and You and Everyone We Know Me and You and Everyone We Know
At the heart of Me You and Everyone We Know lies the search for permanence in a society and culture in which everything is readily disposable.

Melancholia Melancholia
Following his very personal vision of horror films, Lars Von Trier's next venture is of another kind: disaster /sci-fi movies.

Memento Memento
If Sundance has lost the independent spirit that made its reputation, instead falling prey to large studios in search of low cost, nevertheless each year the festival unveils new filmmakers of singular works. So this year the festival must be thanked for placing Christopher Nolan's Memento in the projection room, a film made unique by his reverse montage and the cerebral exercise he provokes in the audience.

Memories of Murder Memories of Murder
From the morbidity of the gruesome murders to the unexpected humor found in the massive ineptitude of the police investigating the case, Joon-ho's feature film blends genres without batting an eye.

Mesrine Mesrine
If you're not familiar with Jacques Mesrine, France's most notorious contemporary gangster, looking at the two posters that accompany the release of this 2-part biopic might somewhat leave you puzzled.

Men & Women Men & Women
After seeing Claude Lelouch's Men & Women, a postmodern pudding blending parts 1 and 2 of an unfinished trilogy, I'm not sure that the French filmmaker still has a place in this new cinematic century.

Merry Christmas Merry Christmas
Set during World War I, Merry Christmas is based on numerous accounts that French and German enemy forces found peace for a brief moment on the frontlines by fraternizing to celebrate Christmas.

The Messenger The Messenger
Big budget bloody Middle Ages epic. If this version of the story of the French icon is probably the most spectacular, its main asset "resides" in French director Luc Besson, (La Femme Nikita) who takes on the story by questioning the authenticity of the divine messages and Joanâ.s sanity.

Midnight in Paris Midnight in Paris
After Barcelona and London, comes the city of light, Woody Allen offering with his new film the first role to Paris.

My Joy My Joy
My Joy is the first feature film from Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa, previously known for his documentary work.


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