Todd Solondz's films are like tests: At what point does the human quality of Abe's suffering -- as he undergoes a cascade of misfortune -- overtake your distaste for him as a person and push you to feel empathy?
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This depressing film would have been more accurately described if it had been named "Despair." Everyone in it suffers enormously. Despite the sadness, I found it to be very interesting.
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"I'm a little rusty at chess," Williams says. "Matthew [Broderick] has got me by a hair." Williams smiles at the memory -- and seems tickled simply by the fact that he's a working actor.
I have nothing against transgressive cinema; but Antichrist has the feeling of pushing buttons for its own sake, like a child smearing its own feces on a wall. Why does Lars von Trier do it?
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