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Cinema Sutra: True Romance

The film: Christian Slater plays a depressed dude whose friends hire prostitute Patricia Arquette to give him a little loving pick…

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Cinema Sutra: Bad Santa

The movie: Degenerate, alcoholic, lascivious, and thieving Billy Bob Thornton makes a bang-up Santa, along with his diminutive and…

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Cinema Sutra: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

The movie: Forgetting Sarah Marshall was the 2008 Judd Apatow offering in which a broken-hearted dude (Jason Segel) flees to Hawai…

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Cinema Sutra: Pretty Woman

The movie: In this famously sappy — but at times quite moving — romance, Julia Roberts plays the least-convincing prostitute in ci…

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Cinema Sutra: Cruel Intentions

The movie: A modern-day remake of the eighteenth-century classic (and naughty, naughty novel) Les Liaisons dangereuses — this time…

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Cinema Sutra: Showgirls

The movie: The notoriously bad and gratuitously sexed-up Showgirls was universally panned when it came out in 1995, but has since …

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Cinema Sutra: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

The movie: I think you know the story, but in this 1992 film rendition we have Sadie Frost as Lucy Westerna, the vamp’s tram…

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Cinema Sutra: Eyes Wide Shut

The movie: The once-great Stanley Kubrick must have known he was coming to the end of his days and thought to himself, “Scre…

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Cinema Sutra: Bound

The movie: A thriller in the noir tradition, Bound adds a nice twist by having the revenging, thieving wife (Jennifer Tilly) have …

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Cinema Sutra: Poison Ivy

The movie: Drew Barrymore’s new film, Whip It!, debuts this week (sorry, pervoes, it’s about roller derby, not flagell…

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Cinema Sutra: Being John Malkovich

The Movie: Unlike many of the films I’ve featured so far, Being John Malkovich is shockingly intricate and inventive. John C…

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Cinema Sutra: Y tu mamá también

The movie: Here at Nerve, we got the jump on cougar prowling when it was still primarily a north-of-the-border phenomenon. But sin…

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Cinema Sutra: The Lover

The movie: As summer comes to a close, I thought I’d pick a movie that celebrated that magic combination of sex, sweat, and …

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Cinema Sutra: Snakes on a Plane

The movie: There is a plane. There are snakes on it. ‘Nuff said. But if you care to know the oh-so-plausible reasons why, it…

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Cinema Sutra: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

The movie: For back to school week, we pay tribute to the quintessential high-school flick, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Chronicl…

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Cinema Sutra: The Postman Always Rings Twice

The movie: The 1981 version of the film (with Jessica Lange and Jack Nicholson) is a remake of the 1946 Lana Turner/John Garfield …

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Cinema Sutra: A History of Violence

The movie: Viggo Mortensen is just a straightforward cook at a small-town diner, right? Well, apparently not, for when two guys co…

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Cinema Sutra: Barbarella

The movie: When the opening credits feature a lithe young Jane Fonda removing her space suit in zero-grav, you know you’re i…

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Cinema Sutra: True Lies

The movie: The governor of one of the country’s most powerful states watches a woman perform an erotic dance just for him — …

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Cinema Sutra: Striptease

The movie: Striptease didn’t win any Oscars, though had there been a category for Best Picture to Watch with the Sound Off, …

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