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‘Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash’: An Offbeat Martial Arts Romance That Really Wants To Become A Cult Classic [TIFF Review]

Cult classics generally don’t happen on purpose and they usually don’t happen in just 10 days, either. Sam Raimi shot “Evil Dead” on a budget that would’ve paid for only half a shoestring back in 1981; Oliver Benjamin founded Dudeism, a religion inspired by the Coen Brothers’ “The Big Lebowski,” in 2005, 7 years after the film premiered; SNL’s “MacGyver” parody, “MacGruber,” crashed and burned at the box office and with critics in 2010 then rose from the ashes over the following decade, embraced as the masterpiece that it is.

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