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  • Valhalla Rising (NR)

    After the hard-charging Pusher trilogy and the crazed prison story Bronson, one expects big things from Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, but this 2009 historical drama is a bleak, grimy fiasco. more...
  • Vaya
  • Vaya (NR)

    This South African drama paints a dark portrait of life in Johannesburg, moving between three unrelated stories to consider different risks the city presents to newcomers. more...
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  • Vazante (NR)

    Shot in wide-screen black and white, this panoramic period drama from Brazilian filmmaker Daniela Thomas takes place in 1821 in the Diamantina Mountains, where a hardened slave trader (Adriano Carvalho) returns home from his business to discover that his pregnant wife has miscarried and died, leaving him alone with his demented old mother-in-law. more...
  • Vendetta (NR)

    Howard Hughes spent most of his tenure at RKO working on this legendary mess (1950), shuffling through nearly every director on the lot in search of the inspired soul who could best capture the elusive magic of his then-mistress, Faith Domergue. more...
  • 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...
  • Viceroy's House (NR)

    Gurinder Chadha's Anglo-Indian historical drama tells the story of Lord Mountbatten's tenure as the final Viceroy of India and his oversight of the country's transition to independence. more...
  • Vincent: A Life in Color (NR)

    Plenty of Chicagoans (and tourists as well) have seen local character Vincent P. Falk modeling his brightly colored suits on the downtown bridges that overlook the Chicago River and in the waving-crowd shots of TV news programs. more...
  • Violette
  • Violette (NR)

    Martin Provost—whose excellent Séraphine (2008) dramatized the life of half-mad primitivist painter Séraphine de Senlis—takes on another true story of a tempestuous woman who was recognized as a gifted artist: Violette Leduc, author of such notable prefeminist works as The Bastard and In the Prison of Her Skin. 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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  • Visa to Paradise (NR)

    This 2010 documentary looks at Mexican diplomat Gilberto Bosques—"the Mexican Schindler," who issued 45,000 exit visas to Jews and others in France from 1939 to 1942. more...
  • Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (NR)

    Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th-century Benedictine nun, has been embraced by feminists for her groundbreaking leadership in the Catholic Church: despite a rigidly patriarchal culture, she founded monasteries, advanced herbal medicine, published original music and literature, and embarked on unprecedented preaching tours of her native Germany. more...
  • Visitors (NR)

    The primary artists behind Koyaanisqatsi (1983) and its sequels—director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass—reunite for another feature-length montage, this one shot in wide-screen and black-and-white 4K digital video. more...