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Red Rock West (1992)



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John Dahl is not a well-known director, but perhaps he should be. His most famous (but probably weakest) film is Rounders, my favorite is the Hitchcockian thriller Joy Ride, and he made a strong war film in The Great Raid. His earliest films are neo-noirs: Kill Me Again, Red Rock West, and The Last Seduction. All three are fine examples of the genre. They tell convoluted suspense stories of crime and intrigue but are really about the passions and obsessions that torment us and drive us to desperation.