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Film, Feature About "About Cherry": Why Real Sex in Real Movies Never Works

About "About Cherry": Why Real Sex in Real Movies Never Works

The new, semi-gritty indie About Cherry is all about a semi-reluctant slide into the porn industry, and it's also the first mainstream feature co-written by a busy porn actress, Lorelei Lee, otherwise famous for double penetrations and clothespin bondage. This…
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If ... Only

Brit bad boy Malcolm McDowell didn't have his poster thumb-tacked to as many bedroom walls as James Dean or Marlon Brando did, but only because he hailed from a smaller country. As an exemplar of cinematic rebellion, though, no one…
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Bleak House

Every "economic miracle" seems to generate a countering critique. Postwar Japan's sprawling suburbanization, unchecked materialism, and fetish for order after the chaos of World War II spawned all manner of contrarian cinema -- from soft-core porn to Tokyo-stomping monster movies…
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Second Time Around

Countercurrents: The Films of Yasuzo Masumura Clear your Saturday night schedule for the next few weeks and discover the lost, legendary director Yasuzo Masumura at the PFA. You've probably never heard of him, but he's credited with inspiring Japanese New…
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