Hypnotic (2023)

Remember El Mariachi, Desperado, From Dusk till Dawn or The Faculty? These movies were made three decades ago by a filmmaker who was propelled by a burning passion to make cool movies and it didn’t matter if he had enough money to do so, or if they would appeal to wide enough audiences to elevate him to stardom. These movies were great because they felt organically connected to a voice behind the camera; a voice telling you with an almost embarrassing conviction that things you were about to witness were cool, fun and… interesting. Sadly, thirty years is a long time and the same filmmaker who once made these phenomenally magnetizing genre pieces is no longer in attendance.  

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