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The Last Frontier
Released: 1955
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The wilderness vs. militarism; midrange Mann western with an unusual cast. (M.W.)
The Last House on the Left
Released: 2009
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
In this well-shot remake, parents of a rape victim get revenge on the perps, who unwittingly take refuge in their lake house. The suspense often works, but the moralizing doesn't. (M.S.)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Released: 1972
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Last Hurrah
Released: 1958
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Edwin O'Connor's canny tale of the final campaign of a roguish Bostonian Irish-Catholic politico named Frank Skeffington - the favorite political novel of both Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Jawaharial Nehru -- in a somewhat more sentimental and despairing transcription by yet another Irish-Catholic New Englander, John Ford. He treats the material broadly, using it as pretest for a massive reunion of Hollywood's '30s "Catholic Mafia." It's a stirring film (though O'Connor disliked it intensely); funny and poignant - an one of the only times, in his final yeas, that Ford portrayed modern America.
The Last King of Scotland
Released: 2006
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Forest Whitaker captures Ugandan tyrant Idi Amin in the story of a Scottish lad (James McAvoy) who winds up as his personal physician. McAvoy has trouble arousing our sympathies, but Whitaker, like Amin before him, both fascinates and horrifies us. (K.W.)
The Last Kiss
Released: 2006
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Zach Braff stars in a film (shot partly in Madison) about thirtysomethings struggling with adulthood while their parents face middle age. The cast members are willing to dive into the dark depths of the modern American romantic relationship. (M.S.)

The Last Laugh
Released: 1924
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Last Legion
Released: 2007
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
In this cheesy sword-and-sandals saga, Roman soldiers fight to save the empire from barbarians. It’s mostly uninspired, with only a bit of guilty-pleasure fun. (M.S)
The Last Lions
Released: 2011
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
This documentary about the vanishing lions of Africa puts the animals’ majesty on full display. The camerawork is astonishingly up-close and vivid as we follow the lives of a lioness and her cubs. (M.B.)
The Last Man on Earth
Released: 1964
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Last Mimzy
Released: 2007
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
In this mildly enjoyable family film, a brother and sister find a black box that gives them magical powers. The special effects are tame, but the child actors shine. (M.B.)
The Last Mistress
Released: 2007
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Perhaps no filmmaker alive has explored the sheer shock value of the female libido more than France's Catherine Breillat, but The Last Mistress, her latest, seems like a night off, a respite, a costume party. Based on a controversial 1851 novel, it's about an aristocratic libertine (Fu'ad Ait Aattou) and a Spanish courtesan (Asia Argento) who fall in and out of love while feeding on each other's entrails, but neither actor is truly crazy enough to pull off this amour fou. (K.W.)
The Last Mountain
Released: 2011
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
This informative documentary looks at the controversy over mountaintop coal removal in West Virginia. In interviews, residents are compellingly forthright regarding the deleterious effects this technique -- which blasts off acres of mountain from the top downward – has had on their lives. (M.B.)
The Last Of Sheila
Released: 1973
Rated:
Now Playing? No
An extremely clever murder mystery - written by the unlikely combination of actor Anthony Perkins and composer Stephen Sondheim - stuffed to the brim with red herrings, and juicy surprises. The setting is a luxury yacht cruising the Mediterranean; the characters, a group of colorful and tartly observed Hollywood jet-setters - whose sadistic host has plotted a series of increasingly deadly "truth" games. Sondheim himself has an obsession with games so deep that he inspired the main character in Anthony Shaffer's "slueth;" the convolutions and twists in his screenplay are on an Agatha Christie-Ellery Queen level.
The Last Picture Show
Released: 1971
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
A melancholy look at a small town in Texas in the early '50s. The hell-raising seniors of the high school's graduating class see their dreams and desires shrivel around then as the glorious past recedes on the local movie-theater screen and the future disappears up a dusty highway. Adapted by Larry McMurty (Hud) from his own novel, beautifully shot in monochrome by Robert Surtees, the film made a comer of its young director, Peter Bogdanovich. It has a sense of wistfulness and loss - a dissatisfaction with he present, and longing for the past - which his later films (Saint Jack, Paper Moon) often magnified.
The Last Samurai
Released: 2003
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Tom Cruise stars in this Eastern Western
The Last Shot
Released: 2004
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Last Song
Released: 2010
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
A sullen high school graduate and pianist (Miley Cyrus) catches the eye of a beach-volleyball hunk (Liam Hemsworth) in the latest Nicholas Sparks-penned romance to be made into a movie. The expression of dramatic complexity and nuance do not appear to be a part of Cyrus' vocabulary. (M.B.)
The Last Stand
Released: 2013
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
When a drug lord (Eduardo Noriega) escapes FBI custody and heads for the border, the sheriff of a small Arizona town (Arnold Schwarzenegger) takes matters into his own hands. Despite creaking bones and dwindling nerve, Schwarzenegger delivers quite a performance. (L.B.)
The Last Starfighter
Released: 1984
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
After finally achieving the high score on Starfighter, his favorite arcade game, everyday teenager Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) meets the game's designer, Centauri (Robert Preston) -- who reveals that he created Starfighter as a training ground for developing and recruiting actual pilots to help fight a war in space. Whisked away from the banality of his trailer park life to a distant alien planet, Alex struggles to use his video game-playing skills to pilot a real ship, with real lives at stake. (TMS)
The Last Station
Released: 2010
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Near the end of his life Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) squabbles with his wife (Helen Mirren) as acolytes hew to Tolstoyan principles and practice chastity, intermittently. Plummer and Mirren's histrionics are fun, but there's not a whole lot of drama. (K.B.)
The Last Supper
Released: 1995
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Last Temptation of Christ
Released: 1988
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Last Train From Gun Hill
Released: 1959
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Old buddies head for murderous collision when the son of one kills the wife of the other. Stolid Sturges Western in the High noon-3:10 to Yuma mold. (M.W.)
The Last Tycoon
Released: 1976
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Elia Kazan and Harold Pinter's adaptation of the unfinished Scott Fitzgerald novel was perhaps the best American film of 1976. It preserves the tone and spirit of this quintessential backstage Hollywood story, and offers a superb gallery of performances, topped by Robert DeNiro as the Irving Thalberg surrogate. The only thing the film seems to be missing is a certain physical sensuousness, the reality of ironic splendor that infuses Fitzgerald's writing. The Great Gatsby, did have that quality and also failed with audiences, so perhaps it's simply the anti-fairy-tale tone they object to, just as earlier audiences rejected the novels.
The Last Valley
Released: 1971
Rated:
Now Playing? No
A sheltered valley - an island of tranquility in the Thirty Years' War - becomes a philosophical and romantic battleground. Written and directed by novelist James (Shogun, Noble House) Clavell, and perhaps the most interesting of his films, though its financial failure shoved him back into literature.
The Last Waltz
Released: 1978
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
The Last Wave
Released: 1977
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Primitivism and apocalypse - a metaphysical chiller from the director of Gallapoli and Picnic At Hanging Rock. (M.W.)
The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse
Released: 1933
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The Last Winter
Released: 2006
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
In Larry Fessenden's psychological horror movie about the effects of global warming, an advance team of oil-company workers stakes out Alaska for possible drilling sites, but it isn't long before people start acting kind of strange. The movie isn't particularly scary on a gut level, but intellectually it's as scary as hell. (K.W.)
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