Monday, October 12, 2009

My Brain is Being Haunted... Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist."

I saw the film on Friday and have found it difficult to think about anything else since. Interestingly enough, the wince-inducing experience of watching it doesn't hold a candle to its lingering power. I've gone from feeling stimulated to fascinated to depressed to exhausted. I haven't had such a strong, unshakable reaction to a movie in years. Regardless of what his detractors may say, Von Trier has created something that is profoundly affecting and completely unignorable. Though still sifting through my jumbled thoughts, I can say that, for better or worse, this shocker is a monumental achievement, and one whose terrible might commands not only attention, but respect.

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