Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Film reviews

From an article about best foreign films of 2016:

Catherine Breillat is among the most ferocious chroniclers of female sexuality in all its variations, as she shows in practically all her titles up to her most recent, 2014’s Isabelle Huppert-starrer “Abuse Of Weakness.” But this tough watch, with its graphic teen sex, themes of sisterly envy (between the overweight Ana├»s and her beautiful, desirable sister Elena) and shocking denouement involving murder and rape, is the marker for how uncompromising, ironic and complex her vision can be.

I don't agree that a movie which requires murder and rape to make its point is 'uncompromising' and 'ironic'.  I think it's evil and horrible.  Artistic license is not a licence to do whatever the hell your 'vision' tells you to do. Sanity and morality exist to put a brake on those base impulses.   Or as Katharine Hepburn's character says in The African Queen:

Nature is what we are put on earth to overcome.

1 comment:

RozWarren said...

Amen. I don't think I'll be seeing that movie.