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  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (R)

    By far the most underrated of Sam Peckinpah's films, this grim 1974 tale about a minor-league piano player in Mexico (Warren Oates) who sacrifices his love (Isela Vega) when he goes after a fortune as a bounty hunter is certainly one of the director's most personal and obsessive works—even comparable in some respects to Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano in its bottomless despair and bombastic self-hatred, as well as its rather ghoulish lyricism. more...
  • Coffy (R)

    Pam Grier, with revenge on her mind and a shotgun in her hand, blasts her way through a succession of pimps, hoods, cops, pushers, and politicians in this gory, violent 1973 entry in the Brown Sugar genre. more...
  • Death Race 2000
  • Death Race 2000 (R)

    Vintage 1975 sleazebucket production from Roger Corman's New World Pictures, loaded with sex, violence, and general vulgarity, but orchestrated by one of the most interesting personalities then operating in the exploitation field, Paul Bartel (director of the notorious Private Parts and, later, Eating Raoul). more...
  • The Fall (R)

    Director Tarsem (The Cell) reworks the 1981 Bulgarian film Yo Ho Ho for this stylish fantasy, which premiered at the Toronto film festival in 2006 but was released only this year under the auspices of filmmakers David Fincher (Seven) and Spike Jonze (Adaptation). more...
  • Hero (R)

    On the eve of China's first dynasty, a mysterious man (Jet Li) explains to a warlord how he eliminated three assassins, but his story keeps changing as the warlord questions him; each version of the events is signified visually by a dominant color. more...
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Hot Fuzz (R)

    After scoring with the horror spoof Shaun of the Dead, British comedy writers Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg take on American cop thrillers, and as in their earlier movie the good humor bubbles up from a deep reservoir of affection for Hollywood schlock (2007). more...
  • Red Cliff (R)

    Released in China as two movies but edited down to a single feature for U.S. release, John Woo's 2008 historical drama takes place early in the third century, when the Han Dynasty, having won a civil war in the north, set out to crush two troublemaking warlords in the south. more...
  • The Rover
  • The Rover (R)

    The opening title for this Australian action flick announces that it takes place "ten years after the collapse"—that's all the backstory the movie provides, but it's impressive for its ingenuity in suggesting, on a relatively low budget, a 21st century in which the world monetary system has disintegrated, leaving every man for himself. more...