90 Minutes or Less

90 Minutes or Less

At ninety minutes or less, these crisp, cut-to-the-chase movies waste no time at all. Check back monthly for new selections!

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90 Minutes or Less
  • Chan Is Missing

    Directed by Wayne Wang • 1982 • United States
    Starring Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Laureen Chew

    A mystery man, a murder, and a wad of missing cash—in his wryly offbeat breakthrough, Wayne Wang updates the ingredients of classic film noir for the streets of contemporary San Francisco’s Chinatown. Whe...

  • F for Fake

    Directed by Orson Welles • 1975 • France, Iran, Germany

    Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F FOR FAKE, a free-form sort-of documentary by Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illu...

  • The Glass Key

    Directed by Stuart Heisler • 1942 • United States
    Starring Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd

    The second screen adaptation of the novel by Dashiell Hammett reteams popular pairing Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd for a hard-boiled tale of political intrigue, corruption, romance, and murder. Croo...

  • Fantastic Planet

    Directed by René Laloux • 1973 • France

    Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux's animated marvel FANTASTIC PLANET, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the pla...

  • Tokyo Drifter

    Directed by Seijun Suzuki • 1966 • Japan
    Starring Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Tamio Kawaji

    In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu’s attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. Director Seijun Suzuki’s onslaught ...

  • A Hard Day’s Night

    Directed by Richard Lester • 1964 • United Kingdom

    Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A HARD DAY’S...

  • Caught

    Directed by Max Ophuls • 1949 • United States
    Starring James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan

    One of the outstanding and often overlooked films that the legendary European filmmaker Max Ophuls (THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE . . .) made during his Hollywood exile is a visually superb, noir-ting...

  • Le bonheur

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1965 • France
    Starring Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drouot, Marie-France Boyer

    Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse (Claire Drouot), young husband and father François (Jean-Claude Drouot) finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attrac...

  • Forty Guns

    Directed by Samuel Fuller • 1957 • United States
    Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger

    Hollywood legend Barbara Stanwyck saddled up with writer-director Samuel Fuller for the pulp maestro’s most audacious western, a boldly feminist spin on the genre that pivots effortlessly betw...

  • still/here

    Directed by Christopher Harris • 2000 • United States

    A masterpiece of American avant-garde cinema, Christopher Harris’s 2000 thesis film is a haunting record of the crumbling, eerily depopulated landscapes of St. Louis’s north side, an area almost exclusively inhabited by working-class and work...

  • Permanent Vacation

    Directed by Jim Jarmusch • 1980 • United States
    Starring Chris Parker, Sara Driver, John Lurie

    Jim Jarmusch’s first feature displays the first hints of the deadpan, minimalist-cool style that he would refine in his breakthrough STRANGER THAN PARADISE. Young, alienated hipster Aloysius Christophe...

  • Losing Ground

    Directed by Kathleen Collins • 1982 • United States
    Starring Seret Scott, Bill Gunn, Duane Jones

    One of the first feature films directed by an African American woman, Kathleen Collins’s LOSING GROUND tells the story of a marriage between two remarkable people, both at a crossroads in their lives...