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  • "We moved to genital touching, as you suggested. He was present throughout." That's how sex-surrogate therapist Ronah (Brooke Bloom) reports to her boss about one of her sessions with a client suffering erectile dysfunction and a general...

  • The suspense and pleasure of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's talking-and-tentacles horror romance Spring lies in discovering what shape the film is going to take. The story of a handsome American ne'er-do-much (Lou Taylor Pucci) who...

  • They could have called it Wild Tails. Benedikt Erlingsson's Of Horses and Men is the rare honest film about horses, one as frank about their tubelike erections as it is caught up in the beauty of gaits and forelocks and that...

  • Here's one consolation for the years it apparently took Denny Tedesco to get his labor-of-love documentary, The Wrecking Crew, wrapped up and in front of our eyeballs: He's been conducting interviews for so long that we're treated to...

  • The familiar tale of the billion-dollar rise of L. Ron Hubbard's sci-fi self-help religion-like philosophy/prank/cash-suck gets urgent, stylish treatment in Alex Gibney's HBO doc, a fleet and surefooted account of Scientology's origins, Hubbard's...

  • 22 days ago | Film Reviews

    “The public really doesn't listen when they're being told straightforward facts,” says the Amazing Randi. The magician, escape artist and tiny lion of principled skepticism, now north of 80, leans forward in a black chair, all knees and elbows and...