Film Reviews by RC

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Dancer in the Dark

Excruciating

(Edit) 01/12/2020

I’m a fan of many of Von Trier’s films and also of Bjork’s music so was intrigued to finally watch this. I was disappointed to find this rather self-indulgently and masochistically pointless. Selma’s plight is drawn out and agonised over while making for an extremely frustrating protagonist who never speaks up for herself but instead wallows in her decline and allows events to take over at every turn. A sort of doomed quasi-saintly figure with an escapist reflex. The musical interludes provide welcome respite by contrast, with playful choreography and nice use of musique concrète details. 

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Epidemic

Clever early work

(Edit) 11/11/2020

Playfully moves between fragments of story, filmmaking and an ending that really delivers. I like the rather unflattering portraits they make of themselves in the process too. 

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Wrong Move

Self-indulgent twaddle?

(Edit) 18/10/2020

I’m into sparse and challenging filmmaking but this struck me as adolescent faux-philosophical guff. Disappointing after enjoying Alice in the City and of course Paris Texas. 

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