91. Rolling Thunder

As Eli Roth mentions in the Rolling Thunder edition of Trailers from Hell, this is a movie with a big violent scene at the beginning, and a big violent scene at the end. In between? Well, they don’t make revenge thrillers like this anymore — in America. It’s a brutal and cynical and headscratching film, … More 91. Rolling Thunder

98. I Saw the Devil

Before The Raid 2: Berandal, I Saw the Devil was my benchmark for violence in cinema — that is, violence in good cinema. Barring Takashi Miike, in other words. This is a Korean film from critically acclaimed director Kim Jee-Won, of A Tale of Two Sisters and A Bittersweet Life. If you happened to be … More 98. I Saw the Devil