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  • Straw Dogs

    Straw Dogs


    Controversial for its disturbing depiction of male aggression and sexual violence, Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 suspense film STRAW DOGS plays out with all the brutality of the westerns for which the director is most famous, though it takes place very far from the frontier.

    It is brutal and on a base level it has a classic revenge story, but a unique one in that the main character David doesn’t quite know what has happened in his absense (SPOILER ALERT) his wife’s…

  • Come and See

    Come and See



    COME AND SEE (1985)

    Countless films have attempted to document the horrors of war by going for unflinching realism, trying to convince the viewer they're right there in the action, that this is what war is like but you could argue none of them (other than Son Of Saul) comes close to Elem Klimov's nightmarish masterpiece Come and See, the hard to find Russian classic that has influenced movies such as Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, and Inglorious…