Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Female Fight Club: Jane Campion's Sweetie

Up at Cinelogue is a new and improved version of an old review I did for Jane Campion's debut feature, Sweetie. A tale of superego pitted against id, Sweetie is one of the finest dysfunctional family movies ever, a blistering comedy and an astonishing demonstration of a visual stylist's innate gift for composition. This is a hopelessly grim movie, one that initially shows isolation, fear, contradiction and spite in a woman before expanding to show how all are affected by these close-minded circles of perception and interaction. It's one of the best films of the '80s, and one of the finest feature debuts out there.

Check out my review at Cinelogue.

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