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  • Body Double

    ★★★½

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    ★½

  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon

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  • Female Trouble

    Female Trouble

    ★★★★★

    A riotously funny bad-taste epic from director John Waters, Baltimore's "Prince of Puke," this sick classic tells the depraved life story of obese criminal Dawn Davenport (Divine), from her bad-girl youth as a go-go dancer on Baltimore's infamous Block to her death in the electric chair. Mink Stole is terrific as Dawn's bratty daughter Taffy, conceived following a romp on a junkyard mattress with a fat derelict in soiled underpants (also played by Divine). Mary Vivian Pearce and David Lochary…

  • Paris Is Burning

    Paris Is Burning

    ★★★★½

    A poignant, well-received documentary that reveals the community of New York's minority drag queens, gay black and Latino men who cross-dress as women and invent the dance style of "voguing," imitating the fashion poses on the covers of the magazine Vogue. As director Jennie Livingston discovers, her subjects band together into family-like "houses" for protection, taking the same last names and competing in drag balls where awards are given out for authenticity or "realness," as well as other categories like…

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  • Mother's Day

    Mother's Day

    This star-studded ensemble comedy tells a series of interlocking stories about motherhood. A divorced mother of two (Jennifer Aniston) falls for a guy with two kids of his own (Jason Sudeikis), a young woman (Britt Robertson) tries to find her biological mom (Julia Roberts), and an overstressed mother (Kate Hudson) is visited by her bickering parents. Mother's Day is the latest holiday-centric movie directed by Garry Marshall, who previously helmed Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve.

  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★½

    In Body Double, director Brian DePalma pays homage to the Alfred Hitchcock movies Vertigo and Rear Window, adding a few grotesque touches all his own. Craig Wasson plays Jake, a struggling actor who keeps losing jobs because of his claustrophobia. To make matters worse, he discovers his girlfriend cheating on him, so he has no place to sleep. His pal offers him the use of his apartment for the evening. The apartment happens to be equipped with a huge picture…

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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★½

    In this action/thriller from director Panos Cosmatos, Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) lived happily in the Pacific Northwest wilderness in 1983 until the place they call home was destroyed by a religious cult. Red avenges the murder of the love of his life by hunting down Jeremiah Sand and the rest of the sect. Also starring Bill Duke, Linus Roache, and Olwen Fouere.

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

    In this installment of the "Twilight" saga, Bella (Kristen Stewart) becomes pregnant after marrying Edward (Robert Pattinson), which leads to dangerous childbirth and a shocking realization for werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).