False Criticism: Cinema and the Conservative (Indie) Critique of the Bourgeois Society

If you, like the Bioskop, felt that nineties and noughties US “indie” films like  American BeautyFight Club, Elephant, Magnolia, Thirteen, In the Cut, Virgin Suicides etc didn’t deliver the brutal critique of society that they promised, or that all that nineties and noughties indie comedy that was supposed to lay bare the mores of suburban families ultimately felt twee and ineffectual, this tour de force essay by Christopher Sharret from Film International may offer some answers…

False Criticism: Cinema and the Conservative Critique of the Bourgeois Society

(Although he does get it ***so*** wrong on the account of Punch Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002) – but hey nobody is perfect-  Jelena)

As Adorno said - The dreams don’t dream

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