With only a torn picture of a woman for a reference point, the audience struggles to fill in the context of Adam’s deep malaise. As a result, Enemy is consistently baffling, favoring surrealism and mood over a traditional plot.
When news broke that Danish auteur Lars von Trier would follow up his apocalyptic Melancholia with a massive, two-part epic titled Nymphomaniac containing explicit sex scenes, many film pundits predicted a controversial and gut-wrenching experience.
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me—whichopens Friday, March 14, at La Jolla Village Cinemas—is so interesting partly because it juxtaposes its central subject’s wrecking-ball attitude with her nostalgic memories of the past.
This year's Oscar gambit has been especially seedy. The whole Woody Allen vs. Mia Farrow throwdown has been a black eye for Cate Blanchett, although she still looks to be the favorite in the Best Actress category for her viperous turn in Blue Jasmine.