If you can’t decide what to watch this weekend, ScreenCrush’s Staff Picks are here to help. They’re like the recommendations at an old video store, except you don’t have to put on pants or go outside to get them. Here are three things to watch this weekend:
Here’s the pitch: two women with grudges from their past reunite at a party years later. Fueled by alcohol and gallons of rage, they start beating the living crap out of each other. I’m not talking about some light hair-pulling or petty slapping; I’m talking full-on rampant violence that would make Quentin Tarantino wince. That’s Onur Tukel’s ‘Catfight,’ a pitch-black comedy and political satire about two women with an insatiable hunger for revenge, where head-butts and punches are their only form of therapy.
It’s not often that we get a female-driven black comedy that centers solely around its two protagonists beating the living daylights out of each other. Actually, I can’t even think of one. Onur Turkel’s Catfight stars Sandra Oh and Anne Heche as college nemeses who reunite accidentally at a dinner party, and after more than a few drinks and a couple stairwell meltdowns, they begin a tooth-and-nail battle royale that’ll last for the next few years.