"...of all the arts, for us the cinema is the most important."
- V. I. Lenin
It is an incredibly difficult task to place oneself in an already established canon, particularly one that is so politicised. There is definitely much more scrutiny place upon films that are perceived to have a "message" and the pressure to deliver the perfect message causes a lot of distress both in filmmaker and viewer.
I have a general distaste for films that centre on the art world (because of their tendency to overemphasise their importance in society) but here it's…
Honestly so insufferable. From the intellectual name-dropping to the exploitation of landscapes shaped (and lived in) by marginalised groups while focusing on some boring British weirdos - the most pathetic vampires of all time - there was nothing to be salvaged. Is Jack White's childhood home really the most interesting place in Detroit? Y'all so white and anglo saxon and shit.