Thank heavens some superheroes are here to save us this week because, boy, is the slate dark and twisted: Marvel’s dream team—Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Nick Fury—unite in the international box office hit, The Avengers. Saucy southerner Del Shores shares more racy true tales in Del Shores: Sordid Confessions. An Argentinean youth and old criminal learn what a dysfunctional relationship is in Twisted Romance, while two Chilean childhood friends reunite as sexually curious teens in Otra Pelicula De Amor (above). Plus: Criterion brings back Eating Raoul, the campy cannibal cult-fave from queer filmmaker Paul Bartel.
FIRST: Avengers Assemble!