The Green Inferno
First screened in January 2016
Director: Eli Roth. Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Nicolás Martínez, Magda Apanowicz, Sky Ferreira, Ignacia Allamand, Richard Burgi, Matías López, Antonieta Pari, Ramón Llao, Tatiana Panaifo, Clara Vázquez, Maria Tepihe. Screenplay: Eli Roth and Guillermo Adoedo. Twitter Capsule:
A knot. It's using gruesome hyperboles as a vehicle for satirizing Western fears and arrogance. Also, racist af.
Is it bold to push phobic, exoticist stereotypes this far, and let them rebound as critiques of the West? Is it the opposite of risk, or the wrong kind? Is it valuable? I'm undecided.