American Gigolo helped create and define Richard Gere as an actor with uniquely chameleon sex appeal. But how?
In Crash, sex on-screen becomes just another means of emotional dislocation and of situating the viewer in the emptiness of the present.
With Southland Tales, Richard Kelly asked audiences to deal with the bleakest aspects of their current reality via a tonally ambiguous, hyper-taxing, incomplete narrative. When you look at it that way, even its sub-half-million box office take might sound high.