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  • Victim
  • Victim

    When the British drama Victim was released in 1961, homosexual acts between consenting adults were still illegal in England, and though police had grown tired of prosecuting these victimless crimes, the British tabloids pounced on any sort of sex scandal, creating a rich market for blackmailers. more...
  • Victor/Victoria (PG)

    Blake Edwards's 1982 sex comedy has the most beautiful range of tones of any American film of its period: it is a work of dry wit, high slapstick, black despair, romantic warmth, and penetrating intelligence. more...
  • Video Diary of a Lost Girl

    Elevated by its wild video art, weighed down by its tiresome comedy, this horror fantasy by Lindsay Denniberg manages to conjure an original vision despite regurgitating many of the ideas and images of older movies. more...
  • I Vitelloni

    Well worth seeing, this early Fellini (1953) follows the fortunes of five rootless, middle-class young men in a small town on the Adriatic, and forms a fascinating companion piece to his Amarcord. more...
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  • The Vikings

    Kirk Douglas bought the rights to Edison Marshall's novel The Viking in hope of producing and starring in the most authentic film possible about medieval life; director Richard Fleischer, for his part, spent over a year in preproduction, working with historians in Norway (where much of the film was shot) to incorporate all the latest research. more...
  • Villa Touma
  • Villa Touma

    An Arab teenager who's grown up in an orphanage comes to live with her three unmarried aunts in Ramallah, and as they groom her for marriage their own romantic frustrations combine with their gender-rigid Christianity to create a toxic brew. more...
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  • Vincere

    Directed by Marco Bellochio, this unorthodox historical drama charts Benito Mussolini's rise to power, from his days editing the socialist newspaper Avanti to his founding of the fascist paper Il Popolo d'Italia to his emergence as Italy's supreme leader. more...
  • Vinyl

    After paying $3,000 for the rights to Anthony Burgess's novel A Clockwork Orange, Andy Warhol made this very loose adaptation (1965) using direct sound, with such Warhol regulars as Ondine and Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga performing a whip dance, and music by the Velvet Underground. more...
  • Violent Days

    Four disaffected and economically marginal French people—three guys and the often mistreated girlfriend of one of them—drive to Le Havre for a rockabilly festival in this 2004 feature. more...
  • Violent Saturday

    The underrated Richard Fleischer (The Vikings, Compulsion) directed this better-than-average 1955 bank robbery thriller in color and CinemaScope. more...
  • Virgin

    A wild high school senior (Elisabeth Moss of The West Wing) passes out drunk at a school dance, gets raped by a classmate, and decides that her ensuing pregnancy is the result of an immaculate conception, infuriating her parents and their conservative Baptist community. more...
  • The Virgin Spring (NR)

    One of the few films that Ingmar Bergman directed but did not write, this 1960 feature recounts a 14th-century Swedish legend on the abundance of God's grace. more...
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  • Viridiana

    Luis Buñuel returned to his native Spain to create this 1961 masterpiece, which marked his rebirth as a filmmaker of international repute. more...
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