#13: SPLICE
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Stars: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac
Complex co-sign: When a film can make someone say, “I’ve never seen that before,” it’s worthy of admiration. Splice is full of such moments, including a sex scene involving an Academy Award-winning actor (Brody) and a genetically created, feminine beast with hooves. We’ll spare you any perverse musings about how said beast kind of turned us on (we have a rep to uphold, damn it) and show love to writer-director Natali’s interesting messages about the dangers of cloning and his complex imagination. Now please excuse us while we take the DVD’s box art, featuring our favorite hooved quasi-girl, to the nearest bathroom.