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  • Give Tim McCann credit for his twisted imagination: His see-it-to-believe-it 2005 cheapie Nowhere Man concerns a guy hunting for his own severed penis, sliced off by his ex-fiancée, who's now hiding out with the organ in the...

  • Adam Rapp's Loitering With Intent — a lackadaisical hangout comedy that tries to be both a winking, self-reflexive look at screenwriting and a resonant study of relationships — suffers from a thrown-together vibe that is only...

  • The absurdly wrong poster for After the Fall — which shows Wes Bentley toting a gun in front of the American flag, a scar visible on his left cheek — promises a tacky VOD actioner in the Nicolas Cage mode. In truth, however,...

  • From its opening frames depicting group sex on the beach, Brazilian writer-director Marcelo Gomes' Once Upon a Time Veronica announces itself as a sensual experience. Indeed, the title's Veronica (Hermila Guedes), who has just passed her...

  • The opening-credits sequence of Jonas Ohman and Vincas Sruoginis' documentary fetishizes evidential materials: files, folders, photos, documents, passports, envelopes. This emphasis turns out to be more than window dressing: To quote the film's...

  • After a pair of characteristically way-out works (Smiley Face, Kaboom), New Queer Cinema provocateur Gregg Araki returns to the somber tenor of Mysterious Skin with White Bird in a Blizzard. Like Skin, which starred...