Machete ★★★


Seen in preparation for Machete Kills. I have a soft spot for Rodriguez in his pseudo-grindhouse mode, and there's sporadic fun to be had here, though the useless plot keeps getting in the way. Trejo refuses to wink, which helps enormously. At the very least, the film establishes a useful redefinition of Chekhov's law: If somebody mentions the length of the large intestine for no particular reason...