Straw Dogs (2011)

Let’s get this out of the way: Straw Dogs is a remake of an equally brutal and controversial 1971 film starring Dustin Hoffman. I have never seen the original, so my impression of this remake/update is completely as a stand-alone film. Apparently the original was a shocker, and was banned in some places because of …

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Made for $2 million, the 1972 canoe-trip-gone-wrong film Deliverance not only became a huge hit upon release, but its images, music, and lines have become fully embedded in pop culture since then. Anyone who has seen the film, especially any man, will shudder with horror at the infamous line, “Squeal like a pig!” And when …

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