Belly

Belly ★★★★

Superb blaxploitation with the additional jolt of having metabolized 20 years of crime films and rap videos, constantly placing you as a secret observer in a culture simultaneously of everyday detail and almost apocalyptic weirdness. This thing will zip from an empty project concrete basketball court on a freezing morning to a plantation-like mansion under assault by an acrobatic female assassin that looks like Tina Turner in THUNDERDOME crossed with a luchador. Visually this is literally slathered in blackness, teasing information out of ultra-dark environments lit by infrared or bursts of gunfire. Strange and powerful.

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