The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Think of the film's segments as high-art Webisodes and you see how pertinent Potter is to the topsy-turvy world of filmmaking today, how smoothly she blends the -cutting edge and the mainstream, how underappreciated she has been.
Rage, or at least indignant annoyance, may also be what some auds will feel after having paid to see this lame black comedy-cum-indictment of the fashion industry.
Almost unbearable emotionally-wrought black comedy about the fashion world.
If the performances were more accomplished, or if the murder mystery storyline were less marginal, or if%u2014the simplest fix%u2014the film were simply shorter, we might not feel as weary about spending time with these fashion insiders.
Eschewing the lazy carelessness of so many misguided digital enthusiasts, Potter's rigor becomes a refreshing reminder of true cinematic values.
Claustrophobic, repetitive and mostly ludicrous, Potter's would-be satire on the power of the Internet, the fashionistas and the compulsively confessional world of celebrity, might have filled a sketch but does not a feature film make.
Written and directed by Sally Potter, "Rage" is something of a failed experiment. Taking place over the seven days of Fashion Week, a vlogger, Michelangelo, interviews the participants from the top to the bottom of the industry, and all in between. There is little of interest until he stumbles across a story, amongst the protests by garment workers for higher wages that are barely covered by the press, when shots are fired. Even through this, most of the characters are only interested in themselves, so their storylines never come together to form a coherent whole. Still, there is an excellent cast including Judi Dench, Steve Buscemi, Dianne Wiest, John Leguizamo, Eddie Izzard amd David Oyelowo who are all fun to watch. Of particular notice is Jude Law, almost unrecognizable as a model, and not a male one either. And the movie almost has something worthwhile to say about fame on the internet that Michelangelo achieves of sorts, even though he is not using his real name by focusing on the fame of others.
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