The Bad Batch
Though definitely not for mainstream tastes, Ana Lily Amirpour's bizarre, beautiful effort feels like an arthouse movie from an earlier time, more of a dare than a comfort, more active than passive. In The Bad Batch, Arlen (Suki Waterhouse) is given a tattoo of a number on her neck, taken to a fence, and locked in. This is a dystopian world, where the "bad batch," i.e. society's undesirables, are sent to the desert to fend for themselves. She meets a batch of cannibals, led by the mountainous "Miami Man" (Jason Momoa), who cut off her arm and her leg. A helpful hermit (Jim Carrey) brings her to the town of "Comfort," run by a well-spoken man called The Dream (Keanu Reeves).