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  • Killer Joe (NC-17)

    William Friedkin directed this adaptation of Tracy Letts's play about a sadistic Dallas cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man. When he's hired by a trailer-park burnout (Emile Hirsch) who can’t pay the fee, the cop takes the client's younger sister (Juno Temple) as a "retainer." more...
  • Showgirls (NC-17)

    Director Paul Verhoeven and writer Joe Eszterhas's fresh meat market—a sleazy Las Vegas porn show with clunky production numbers that resemble body-building exercises, backed by heaps of big studio money. more...
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  • Female Trouble (NC-17)

    This 1975 feature is the best John Waters movie prior to Hairspray and his ultimate concerto for the 300-pound transvestite Divine, whose character will do literally anything—including commit mass murder—to become famous. more...
  • Last Tango in Paris (NC-17)

    The operatic extravagance of Bernardo Bertolucci's style has emerged more clearly since this 1972 drama, which still managed to seem vaguely naturalistic in the midst of its extravagant camera moves and eccentric construction. more...
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  • WR: Mysteries of the Organism (NC-17)

    We may forget that the most radical rethinking of Marx and Freud found in European cinema of the late 60s and early 70s came from the east rather than the west. more...
  • In the Realm of the Senses (NC-17)

    Nagisa Oshima's depiction of the obsessive lovemaking between a prostitute and the husband of a brothel keeper, which leads ultimately to the death of the man (with his own consent), is one of the most powerful erotic films ever made, but it certainly isn't for every taste. more...