Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pondering "Antichrist"

This discussion, by Movie City News' Dave Poland, Larry Gross, and Kim Morgan, is probably the sanest, most levelheaded discussion of Lars Von Trier's Antichrist (IFC, 10.28) that I have seen yet.



They are right, of course, to criticize the otherwise intelligent people who went apeshit over this film in Cannes, and bring up a good point about the quality of the work being in how it has so gotten under the skins of those who have seen it.

This is the kind of thing I hope to see more of about this film, rather than the cries of outrage and ridiculous accusations of misogyny and comparisons to the torture porn genre (a criticism that is answered, very astutely, by Poland).

Thanks to Jeff Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere for the heads up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this reaction.

Yours sincerely,
Larry Gross
breathinc@mac.com