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MaXXXine

3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

The close to an unlikely but hugely effective trilogy, Ti West's frisky, fun slasher movie MaXXXine has extreme gore, but also plenty of small gifts for cinephiles and a memorable, close-to-iconic main character. It's six years after the violent events of X, and survivor Maxine Minx (Mia Goth) has left Texas for Hollywood. It's 1985, and she has begun pouring her energies into getting out of pornography and into "straight" movies. She nails an audition for a horror sequel called The Puritan II, to be directed by the formidable Elizabeth Bender (Elizabeth Debicki), but her victory is marred by a series of murders. At first it's several of her porn star friends, but then it's her best pal, video store clerk Leon (Moses Sumney) meets his end... More...

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