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Dogtooth is a comedy as black as pitch, opaque in its broader intentions but commanding in its aesthetic and mood. It’s a film about the demands of parents upon their children, a warped examination of the influence they exude and how their worldview can supersede reality. 599 more words
I am going to explain happy endings by talking about a horror movie. What comes to mind, I’m sure, is a film with a series of relatively flat characters with imminent demises drawn together by whatever circumstances in some locale outside the comfort zone of their ordinary lives, perhaps only tenuously scraping against that other world, perhaps entirely thrown into that uncanny plane, where there is a looming threat of death and violence—a monster, a murderer, or perhaps one another— and the characters are motivated by a primal need to survive. 2,729 more words
Alex Van Warmerdam’s “Borgman” is an unbelievably unique and undeniable singular vision. One that follows on the heals of films by celebrated international directors like Pascual Laugier’s 2008’s “Martyrs”, Yorgos Lanthimos’ 2009’s exceptional “Dogtooth”, Michael Haneke’s 2009’s “The White Ribbon”, Ben Wheatley’s 2011’s “Kill List”, and Claire Denis’ 2013’s “Bastards”. 937 more words