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5 kick-ass feminist exploitation films

5 kick-ass feminist exploitation films

Feminist exploitation movies have a way of turning violence against women on its head, taking the kick-ass female heroine to an extreme, turning women from victims into predators. They make radical ultraviolence a commentary on the treatment of women in society — and reclaim female power, especially when they come from female directors like the Soska sisters, the women behind DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, airing tonight at midnight.

25 Biggest Sundance One-Hit Wonders, #16-20

25 Biggest Sundance One-Hit Wonders, #16-20

20. THE UNITED STATES OF LELAND Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge World premiere: Sundance 2003 Matthew Ryan Hoge seemed to have that specific brand of Sundance alchemy working overtime in his second feature, “The United States of Leland.” Kevin Spacey was a producer and star, indie zygote Ryan Gosling was the lead, and the ensemble cast…