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  • Volver (R)

    If only contemporary American filmmakers were as generous toward actresses as Pedro Almodovar, whose movies offer women the complex roles once enjoyed by Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani, and Sophia Loren. more...
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  • Vic + Flo Saw a Bear
  • Vic + Flo Saw a Bear

    After experimenting with minimalistic documentary (Bestiaire), Quebec director Denis Côté returns to the eccentric character work of his best films (Curling, All That She Wants). more...
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  • Villa Touma
  • Villa Touma

    An Arab teenager who's grown up in an orphanage comes to live with her three unmarried aunts in Ramallah, and as they groom her for marriage their own romantic frustrations combine with their gender-rigid Christianity to create a toxic brew. more...
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  • Vivre Sa Vie (NR)

    Twelve episodes from the life of a prostitute (Anna Karina), filmed with haunting terseness by Jean-Luc Godard. more...
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  • The Vikings

    Kirk Douglas bought the rights to Edison Marshall's novel The Viking in hope of producing and starring in the most authentic film possible about medieval life; director Richard Fleischer, for his part, spent over a year in preproduction, working with historians in Norway (where much of the film was shot) to incorporate all the latest research. more...
  • Vera Drake (R)

    Mike Leigh paints a warm and tragic portrait of the title character (Imelda Staunton), a good-hearted wife and mother in 1950 London who works as a cleaning lady but also as an unpaid abortionist. more...
  • Vulgaria (NR)

    True to its title, this energetic Hong Kong comedy trades primarily in off-color gags, yet its tone, like that of John Waters's films, is so playful and inclusive that it's unlikely to offend anyone. more...
  • Vincere

    Directed by Marco Bellochio, this unorthodox historical drama charts Benito Mussolini's rise to power, from his days editing the socialist newspaper Avanti to his founding of the fascist paper Il Popolo d'Italia to his emergence as Italy's supreme leader. more...
  • Vengeance (NR)

    In this 2009 Hong Kong action movie, an aging Frenchman (pop singer Johnny Hallyday) journeys to Macao to find the hit men who attacked his daughter and her family, and after a chance meeting with a trio of paid assassins, he enlists their help. more...