Handgun ★★★★


Very blunt, very straightforward rape/revenge film, about a meek young woman who arms herself after a sexual assault. Clinical, with an almost industrial-film-like simplicity in its depiction of not just the rape itself (an absolutely harrowing sequence on its own, so be warned), but also its forensic aftermath, the patriarchal dismissal of the crime and her trauma, and even gun culture. Doesn't have the searing punk fire of something like MS. 45 but just as sharp a cutting tool.