Ms .45 ★★

For someone who is so often touted as a one-of-a-kind, highly idiosyncratic outsider, I expected a lot more from Ferrara than just smashing Repulsion, Death Wish, Taxi Driver and Carrie into each other. Hints at being more than cheap derivative psycho-misandrist revenge sleaze a few times but shies away from taking its moral ambiguity seriously and further stacks the deck in favor of exploitation. Some Ms .45 apologists - some *Thana* apologists - might be closer to dudebros glorifying Travis Bickle than they would ever admit.

Never a boring moment, though, and Zoë Lund is hypnotic.