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  • Velvet Goldmine

    Conceptual to a fault, writer-director Todd Haynes (Poison, Safe) realizes one of his oldest and most cherished projects—a celebration of the glam-rock era and the bisexuality it turned into an opulent circus—with wit, glitter, and energy, but with such a scant sense of character or period that it leaves one feeling relatively empty as soon as it's over. more...
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  • 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...
  • Vernon, Florida

    Errol Morris's second film (1981), made after Gates of Heaven and before The Thin Blue Line, is a 55-minute documentary about the eccentric residents of a small town. more...
  • Vincent & Theo

    Pared down from an English miniseries by the director himself, this 1990 feature by Robert Altman about Vincent van Gogh and his art dealer brother Theo, scripted by Julian Mitchell, is basically an extended reflection on the uneasy relationship between art and commerce that has relatively little to do with painting per se. more...
  • Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors

    Hong Sang-soo (Turning Gate) is fascinated by the sexual negotiation between men and women in his native Korea: this 2000 black-and-white drama, more innocently titled Oh! more...