In 1836, near the heart of Texas, a young girl named Cynthia Anne watched as the adult members of her family were murdered and butchered by a raiding band of Comanche Indians. She, along with other young family members, was then taken by the group of warring Comanche. Learning of the massacre and the abduction, the girl’s uncle committed himself to rescuing his surviving kin from the grasp of the savages. This single event set in motion a story that would play out for more than a century.
You know how you’re watching Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and you see that there are 42 cars in the parking lot and then you realize that this movie is actually an allegory for the Holocaust? No? Well, my friend, then have I got the movie for you.
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Hysteria is a romantic comedy set in 1880s London about the accidental discovery of the first electric vibrator. Based on that premise we’re all pretty much on board, right? Great.
Within the first ten minutes of the film Wild Target the audience bears witness to a hitman killing an innocent woman. Now, when a movie contains such a scene the reaction it would typically be after is a gasp of shock and/or horror. Not Wild Target. In this movie before the opening credits had finished rolling the darkly comedic tone had been set so precisely that the scene elicited laughter from everyone in the theater. Which is exactly why I freaking love this movie.