Films in 50 words-ish: Irreversible

Buy it!An over stylised beginning heralds ultimately empty acts of extreme violence that expose the darker male psyche without considering explanation or meaning. As the film settles, its weaknesses – embarrassing script, unsympathetic characterisation, glaring plot holes – become ever more apparent. The beginning that ends it brings relief for the wrong reasons.

1/10

Films in 50 words-ish: Japón (Japan)

(originally posted to Vague Film Club website 13/02/2003)

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