In a Valley of Violence

In a Valley of Violence ★★★★½

Easily the best modern western I've seen in decades. Nothing new here, but there's something simple and righteous about it. You do have to forgive the totally unnecessary nods to Spaghetti Westerns in the title sequence and the score, which give the whole thing an undeserved Tarantino vibe. This would be much stronger if Ti West had been less ironic in the delivery, made a more idiosyncratic statement with those elements. Regardless, though, I enjoyed this waaay more than I expected I would

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