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Review: Milanoir

Authored By Wes Tacos

In the mid-1960s, the rise of western films produced and directed by Italian auteurs gave birth to a new subgenre of film, the Spaghetti Western. Notable for overdramatizing conflicts, unique audio and visual editing, and eschewing or outright challenging traditional genre tropes, the subgenre ushered in a new era of the Western film.

Like most movements in film, music, or literature, however, by the time the trend had run its course it had become a parody of itself, taking what made it stand out to preposterous levels.

Milanoir, by the Milan-based Italo Games, creates what I'm dubbing the Spaghetti Noir subgenre, and instantly skips over the buildup to cut straight to being preposterous.

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