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Nas: Time Is Illmatic

Nas: Time Is Illmatic*

An essential celebration of the New York rapper's groundbreaking 1994 album.

By Alex King

Palo Alto

Palo Alto*

Gia Coppola's debut about the teen experience has a lyricism that transcends James Franco's mediocre source.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl*

David Fincher's trash procedural for the Twitter age taunts, tickles and, ultimately, terrifies.

Ida

Ida*

A bracing and powerful drama about cultural roots and the nature of identity from director Pawel Pawlikowski.

Maps To The Stars

Maps To The Stars*

David Cronenberg indulges in a grotesque inter-family orgy on the golden sidewalks of Hollywood.

Salomé And Wilde Salomé

Salomé And Wilde Salomé *

Jessica Chastain glitters as Salomé in two films about Al Pacino's version of Oscar Wilde's play.

Night Will Fall

Night Will Fall*

Raw concentration camp images make this documentary hard to watch, important and unforgettable.

The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq

The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq*

The French author plays himself in this amusing and class-aware mockumentary.