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Indie Roundup: ‘The Last Circus’

The Last CircusCult director Alex de la Iglesia’s latest movie, “The Last Circus,” opens with dizzying montage that includes shots of Spanish dictator Franco and clips from the notorious 1970s exploitation flick “Cannibal Holocaust” before settling into the movie’s prologue. Set in 1937, during the height of the Spanish Civil War, a militia of rebels coerce a clown midperformance to fight for their cause. Armed with a machete and still in costume, the clown charges straight into a platoon of government troops and manages to single-handedly dispatch all of them. There are few images more unnerving than a close-up of a clown in the thrall of pure, unadulterated bloodlust. Continue reading ‘Indie Roundup: ‘The Last Circus’’


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