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  • The Violent Years

    Ed Wood-o-manes may want to sully their pedicures in this one, though, alas, the lugubrious Plan 9 maestro gets only the screenwriting credit here; it's the saga of an all-girl gang on the loose in Los Angeles, where unleashed passions obviously know no bounds (“I shot a cop . . . more...
  • Visages de femmes

    This debut feature by Ivory Coast director Desire Ecare has gathered some attention for its steamy sexuality (the film was banned in its native country), though Ecare ultimately seems more concerned with establishing connections between economics and emerging African feminism than in providing erotic kicks (not surprisingly, the feminism that emerges owes more to tribal traditions of gender solidarity and rivalry than to modern ideological consciousness). more...
  • The Visit

    Antonio Pietrangeli, who began his career as a dogmatic neorealist critic, was one of the few directors of Italian comedy to show much sympathy for his female characters, and this 1964 effort, considered one of his most perfectly shaped films, is said to typify his protofeminist leanings. more...