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Savage Grace
You can almost smell the desperation in the twisted psychosexuality of Savage Grace, the film purportedly based on the true story of a mother-son relationship that went tragically wrong.
"...Anaya. You can almost smell the desperation in the twisted psychosexuality of Savage Grace, the film purportedly based on..."

July 18, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The King
First-time filmmaker James Marsh delivers a Texas gothic that stars Gael García Bernal and William Hurt, but the characters lack depth and humanity.
"...just short of capturing it. In his dark and twisted narrative debut, The King, British director James Marsh's reach..."

July 7, 2006 Movie Review by Brian Clark

Domino
Attention-deficit filmmaking reaches a new pinnacle in Tony Scott's hyperstylized portrait of a bounty hunter as an iconic bad girl.
"...But by the time Tom Waits shows up spouting twisted gospel quotations during a desert mescaline episode, there’s nowhere..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Animation Show 2005
This second incarnation of the Mike Judge- and Don Hertzfeldt-produced animation anthology is, if anything, even better than the first.
"...the everything-and-the-kitchen-stink of Spike and Mike’s annual Sick & Twisted programs (which generally find a spot for Hertzfeldt’s wildly..."

April 15, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Seed of Chucky
Over-the-top gore is the rule when Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their anatomically incorrect offspring.
"...hell that the series’ last outing (Ronny Yu’s sublimely twisted Bride of Chucky) was, but it’s surely the most..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cellular
Feels like a B-picture, but a smart, finely tuned one that wouldn’t have been out of place in Roger Corman’s mid-Seventies stable.
"...stable. The action here is literally nonstop, with enough twisted automotive metal to elicit shrieks of horror from Detroit,..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Intermission
Irish ensemble interweaves a dozen characters and their affairs of the heart.
"...pines for his ex-girlfriend, Deirdre (Macdonald); in an exceedingly twisted move to win back her love, he hooks up..."

April 9, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Broken Lizard's Club Dread
Broken Lizard (the comedy group that gave us Super Troopers) spoofs summer-camp slasher flicks and lowbrow beach farces.
"...the record – though it’s too silly and insufficiently twisted to slake the appetite of the hardcore gorehound, it’s..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Happiness of the Katakuris
Katakuris is something of a departure for Miike, seeing as how it's chock-full of robust romance and – we kid you not – musical numbers. While this is ultimately a crazy meditation on family values and the like, it's still mind-bogglingly goofy filmmaking, at once deeply moving and deeply annoying.
"...upside the head with the psycho stick. Psychotic violence, twisted love, and genuinely creepy characters are par for the..."

Nov. 29, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Matter of Taste (Une Affaire De Gout)
"...and Bernard Giraudeau. This French psychological drama opens many twisted avenues for discovery, yet by the time it concludes..."

Dec. 28, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texas Rangers
"...young audiences. Yet the real saga is the movie's twisted history; it warmed the vault for two years before..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Hands of the Ripper
"...the Ripper's daughter grows up to be a bit twisted after she witnesses her father murdering her mother...."

Sept. 13, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

O: The Movie
"...don't remember Iago dirtying his hands so much. The twisted brilliance of that character was in how little effort..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Malèna
"...Malena, whimsical at first, steadily darkens, its youthful storyline twisted by the dark smear of war and its attendant..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Orphans
"...Danny Boyle's nod-off to Scottish mainliners, Orphans is a twisted black comedy so shot through with bloody bad cheer..."

June 23, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Angela's Ashes
"...Angela's Ashes is best when it irreverently recounts the twisted logic of Catholic dogma, as viewed from the eyes..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Acid House
"...up with new neighbor Larry (McCormack), a preening, equally twisted hooligan who goes so far as to smash a..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spike & Mike's 1999 Classic Festival of Animation
"...be confused with S&M's far more earthy Sick and Twisted festival, this is a more mainstream group of shorts,..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dudley Do-Right
"...in turn, also loves Dudley's horse, Horse). A more twisted love quadrangle you're unlikely to find outside of some..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Red Dwarf
"...-- but it's just a freak show at its twisted heart. Why else would it ridicule the zaftig Anita..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Gilda
"...proves the argument. The story is a sick and twisted tale of love and money south of the border..."

Aug. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The School of Flesh
Provocative film is based on a Yukio Mishima novel and transposed to present-day Paris.
"...the contradictions in the lovers' entanglement seem to make twisted sense. Although The School of Flesh doesn't quite live..."

May 21, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Idle Hands
"...just make it to cult movie status someday. Genuinely twisted and outlandishly stupid, it's that kind of movie, cinematic..."

April 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cookie's Fortune
This honeysuckle-flavored comedy scripted by Anne Rapp is as sweet and refreshing as anything Altman's ever done.
"...Close who carries the day as Camille Dixon, whose twisted sense of Southern propriety and family values sets the..."

April 16, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Baseketball
"...when the Marx Brothers were still in diapers. Sick, twisted, and very funny, Parker and Stone have arrived. Again...."

July 31, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Deceiver
"...mind games with the viewer. The plot is pointlessly twisted, and hammers the suspect with questions that might be..."

April 17, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Vertigo
One of the thrill master's most psychologically dense and twisted films in which obsession, commitment, and dual identities merge to create a voluptuous tale of thwarted love.
"...one of the thrill master's most psychologically dense and twisted works in which obsession, commitment, and dual identities all..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dr. Lamb
"...gory exploits of disturbed cab driver Lam Gor-Yu, a twisted psychopath who spends his spare time killing, mutilating, and..."

Aug. 25, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Die Hard With a Vengeance
"...too far into dismal self-mockery with a bravura, nicely twisted performance as the grandstanding, megalomaniacal Simon. Being the riotously..."

May 19, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Miami Rhapsody
"...for the wife (Campbell) of his business partner. This twisted backdrop casts a pall on Gwyn's wedding plans. Wry..."

March 3, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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