'The Bad Batch'
Few debuts have impressed us as Ana Lily Amirpour's Iranian-vampire-Spaghetti-Western-whatsit A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and the concept behind her sophomore movie — an exiled woman (Suki Waterhouse) encounters some nasty, flesh-eating folks in a postapocalytpic landscape — had us salivating like Pavlov's pups from the get-go. Festival press notes describe the movie as "a girl walks across a cannibal-infested desert at midday," which would be a clincher even if Khal Drogo himself (Jason Mamoa), Keanu Reeves (!) and Jim Carrey (!!!) weren't costarring. This woman is a visionary. Bow down. DF