Wild Tales

Reviewed by Mark Leonard

This one is a real blast. It’s the funniest film you’ll ever see, that opens with an achingly serious, revenge crashing of a jet liner full of people. I know…it’s perilously close to a recent real world situation where that actually happened. But this is so skillfully done, and the Argentinian writer/director for “Wild Tales” is not Nostradamus, but the multi-talented Damian Szifron. Try to imagine Quentin Tarantino, mixed with Rod Serling, and filtered through Pedro Almodovar (maybe not coincidentally, one of the producers here), and maybe you’ll have some idea of what you’re in for here. It’s dark as pitch and freaking hilarious. Maybe the best time I’ve had watching a movie in 2015.

A loan shark is served a very special meal, from a waitress at a roadside diner. A driver of a fancy car, instantly regrets flipping off the occupant of a slow vehicle on a deserted…

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