There’s an endless supply of revenge thrillers in cinema, and among them are also plenty of thrillers about a woman who wants retaliation after being raped by a man. That’s exactly what Revenge delivers, but what makes this particular thriller stand out is that it hails from first-time French filmmaker Coralie Fargeat, bringing a refreshing female perspective to the proceedings that is not only empowering, but also downright bloody and merciless in its literal and figurative execution. Read More »
There have been plenty of badass women on the big screen lately. Whether it’s the inspiring fantasy and sci-fi heroines of Wonder Woman and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, or the bloody, tough ladies of Atomic Blonde and Sicario, there are plenty of female protagonists to admire. But a new female-led revenge thriller from the festival circuit looks to get even more bloody and even more badass.
Revenge stars Matilda Lutz as Jen, the girlfriend of a dangerous man with even more dangerous friends who ends up clinging to life in the middle of the desert, left for dead by this gang of assholes. But rather than keel over and die, Jen comes back, and she only has one thing on her mind, and it involves painting the desert red, just like the restricted trailer for the movie that just debuted online. There’s a lot of blood in the red band trailer, but there’s also a green band trailer if you want to play it safe. Read More »