Bacurau ★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Finally, a film at the exact center of the Venn diagram covering Blazing Saddles, The Wild Bunch and City of God.

Actually got a heavy '70s Ozsploitation vibe from this Brazilian import, too -- it has that same sense of fearless filmmaking from an off-the-map (literally) place where only those you know can be trusted.

This is especially evident when one of the people you *don't* know is the great Udo Kier. You *know* when shows up that you're in for a memorable baddie, and he and his team of unbearably shitty mercenaries do not disappoint on that front.

Bacurau teases you for a very long time before tipping its hand about what kind of movie it really is. And when it does: hoo boy. A masterclass in tension and resolution from a filmmaker to keep an eye on.

Screened at Key West Film Festival 2019