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TIFF 2009 Day 7: Rick Jacobson’s Bitch Slap

This re-hashing of Faster Pussycat Kill Kill should find itself a prosperous DVD future, and perhaps even a theatrical release in an era where exploitation films that are in vogue.

Too bad that the 2nd public screening for Rick Jacobson’s Bitch Slap didn’t come with with the extra ass-sets. Apparently, the crew brought the house down at the previous night’s midnight screening of the film, which would have been a plus, since this is an empty vessel for my taste buds. Of course, I knew this going in, so I was able to appreciate a low budget fest of curvy B-actresses spilling over the screen, and exaggerated sets of fight sequences. This re-hashing of Faster Pussycat Kill Kill should find itself a prosperous DVD future, and perhaps even a theatrical release in an era where exploitation films that are in vogue. Full review coming soon.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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