Director: Ernesto Diaz Espinoza
Stars: Mattias Oviedo, Fernanda Urrejola
Further proof that Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez merely scratched the surface of modern-day exploitation homages in Grindhouse, Chilean filmmaker Ernesto Diaz Espinoza's Bring Me the Head of Machine Gun Woman, much like Jason Eisener's Hobo with a Shotgun (2011), totally nails the marriage of a sleazy throwback aesthetic and balls-out fun.
Visually presented as a live-action Grand Theft Auto, complete with "Mission" word graphics, it's a violent, funny, and extremely sexy (see: barely clothed, utterly badass Machine Gun Woman herself, actress Fernanda Urrejola) adrenaline rush about a harmless club DJ (Mattias Oviedo) who has to apprehend the elusive and deadly MGW and hand her over to a crime boss, known as Che Sausage, if he wants to live.
Clocking in at a breathless and filler-free 75 minutes, Bring Me the Head of Machine Gun Woman sticks to its wacky narrative course, supplies unwavering enjoyment, and inspires a new male fantasy, one involving Urrejola, automatic weapons, and a submissive nature. Let's leave it at that.