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Sexually Driven: David Cronenberg’s Crash (1996)

Crash turns twenty years old this year. Even today David Cronenberg’s controversial adaptation of JG Ballard’s equally controversial novel feels like an earth-shattering breakthrough in depicting sex in movies. Sex can be weird, kinky, scary, confusing, touching, hilarious, experimental, awkward, … Continue reading

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Secretary (2002)

Secretary is a real oddity. But a good oddity. Perverse and sincere in equal measure, it is refreshing in the way it presents a sadomasochistic relationship very frankly and without shock or “hot-topic” dashings. This is Maggie Gyllenhaal’s breakout performance … Continue reading

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