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  • 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...
  • Vengeance Is Mine

    Shohei Imamura was one of the few important filmmakers working in 80s Japan; this film, which won the 1979 Japanese critics' poll, is often cited as his masterpiece. more...
  • Venom and Eternity

    It's a contradiction in terms to speak of a “classic” avant-garde film—especially one that aims at both extreme provocation and innovation—but this rarely screened masterpiece (1953) by Jean-Isidore Isou, poet and founder of the French Lettrist movement, qualifies if anything does. more...
  • Venus

    Peter O'Toole stars as a septuagenarian British actor pursuing a mainly chaste romance with the unschooled 20-year-old grandniece (Jodie Whittaker) of one of his cronies (Leslie Phillips). 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...
  • Verboten!

    “Their love was Verboten!” screamed the ads in 1959, and this sleazy masterwork by Sam Fuller is no less shrill, beginning with a sniper being tracked down to the strains of Beethoven's Fifth and continuing with the romance of an American soldier and an off-limits fraulein in occupied Germany. more...
  • Verdict on Auschwitz

    The Frankfurt war crimes trial of 1963-'65 followed soon after the conviction of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, and like him, almost all of the 22 former SS officers and kapos from the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps baldly denied any culpability. more...
  • Very Annie-Mary

    Critics lambasted this 2001 British comedy by Sara Sugarman, zeroing in on its treacly plot, but its unstable mix of sentimentality and wild, often grotesque slapstick suggests Jerry Lewis at his deranged peak. more...
  • A Very Long Engagement

    French actress Audrey Tautou and director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who scored in the U.S. with the puckish Amelie (2001), return with this powerful but busy adaptation of Sebastien Japrisot's fascinating antiwar novel Un long dimanche de fiancailles. more...
  • Vibrations
  • Vibrations

    Restored by UCLA, this 1968 sexploitation feature by Joe Sarno offers plenty of onscreen lovemaking, but it also holds up as a New York indie drama about women fighting or indulging their sexual needs. more...
  • 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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