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Bruno Dumont’s darkly satirical FRANCE got the first major boos of Cannes 2021. I dug it. A nihilistic portrayal of humanity through the eyes of a clinically depressed TV journalist. A Lynchian score by composer Christophe seems so out of place, but it only adds to the dramatic ambiguity of Dumont’s vision. The moral of this movie seems to be that life is shit.
Words cannot describe what I just witnessed. Julia Ducournau has reinvented cinematic body-horror via a combination motor fuel and sex. Singular, shocking, repulsive and incendiary. This was really something. A total midnight movie, through and through. There are so many implausibility issues but I frankly didn’t care. It was just a total blast. It’s rather very silly, but in the best of ways. An instant cult classic.
Sean Baker yet again tackles the American fringes in this overlong, but darkly hilarious film. Simon Rex OWNS every scene as the sketchy has-been porn star. Definitely one of the best films I’ve seen at Cannes this year. Give Simon Rex the Best Actor award. Sean Baker is a national treasure. I was glued to his twisted red state Americana vision for almost its entire two hours