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  • The Hollow Point

    The Hollow Point

    ★★★½

    THE HOLLOW POINT (Gonzalo López-Gallego, 2016)
    Lionsgate Blu-Ray

    At a small Arizona bordertown, ammunition is being funneled to the Mexican drug cartels -- as the opening text explains, slugs are the hottest commodity around. So when a bullet deal goes bad, it's not taken lightly, and unswerving executioner John Leguizamo is hastily dispatched to wipe some names off the association's naughty list. Meanwhile, the community's cop situation isn't doing much better; grizzled sheriff Ian McShane is being unceremoniously replaced with…

  • Tropic of Cancer

    Tropic of Cancer

    ★★★½

    2017 Cult Movie Challenge
    Week #5: Giallo

    TROPIC OF CANCER (Giampaolo Lomi & Edoardo Mulargia, 1972)
    Camera Obscura DVD

    Anita Strindberg tags along on a Haitian vacation with hubbie Gabriele Tinti, but eventually learns his ulterior motivations are a bit more suspect. His old friend, noted chemist Anthony Steffen, has cracked the formula for a hallucinogenic aphrodisiac, and the prospective buyers have all converged in town -- where someone's violently eliminating the competition. Will this little tropical getaway be their last?…

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  • Martyrs

    Martyrs

    MARTYRS (Kevin & Michael Goetz, 2016)
    Anchor Bay Blu-Ray

    An unstable young woman seeks revenge on the family who may (or may not) have been the ones who abducted her as a child -- a journey that leads her and a friend down a dark, dark path there’s no returning from.

    I like to think I’m not an anti-remake guy; I try to judge all films on their own merits and not bring too many preconceived notions to the table. But…

  • Death Race 2050

    Death Race 2050

    ★★½

    DEATH RACE 2050 (G.J. Echternkamp, 2017)
    Universal Studios Blu-Ray

    In a frighteningly prophetic 2050, the United Corporations of America sponsor a nationwide death race where drivers run down innocents for fame and fortune -- all of which is televised to the unemployed masses by the contestants' companions, offering passenger seat VR to the luckiest out there. Once the cross-country competition begins, the participants have to not only face each other, but also outwit increasing rebel forces and possibly even more…