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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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  • Viva (R)

    A young, gay hairdresser (Héctor Medina) who styles wigs for a drag troupe in a Havana nightclub starts supplementing his meager income by taking to the stage himself, but just as he's discovering the joys of performance, his long-absent father (Jorge Perugorría) is released from prison, moves in, and forbids him to go near the club. more...
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  • Vacation
  • Vacation (R)

    Rusty Griswold, the son in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), is all grown up now, and because fate is cruel, he's turned into Ed Helms. more...
  • Vengeance Is Mine (R)

    A deranged farmer ensnares a trio of bank robbers on the lam and tortures them mercilessly. more...
  • The Visitor (R)

    A U.S.-German coproduction written and directed by Italians, this 1979 cult item rips off so many different movies (The Omen, The Birds, The Holy Mountain) that ultimately it feels unique, communicating a cinephilia that shines through the awkward storytelling. 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...
  • Violet & Daisy (R)

    After becoming the first black screenwriter to win an Oscar (for Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire), Geoffrey Fletcher graduated to directing his own original script, whose forced whimsey contrasts sharply with the earlier movie’s dire tragedy. more...
  • Valley Girl
  • Valley Girl (R)

    Director Martha Coolidge turned a short-lived fad into a genuine sleeper, an exploitation film that thoroughly transcends its origins to become a highly appealing romantic comedy (1983). more...
  • The Virginity Hit (R)

    Three friends try to help their buddy lose his virginity, following him around with a video camera and recording his every move as they egg him on in increasingly ludicrous situations. more...
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  • The Verdict (R)

    Paul Newman stars in this 1982 courtroom drama, playing an alcoholic Boston lawyer who manages to clean up his act enough to represent the victims in a malpractice suit against a Catholic hospital. more...
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  • Velvet Smooth (R)

    Johnnie Hill plays the title role in this 1976 blaxploitation mystery, cowritten by novelist Leonard Michaels (The Men's Club). more...