If one considers the chief tension of Billy Wilder’s work as the push and pull between cynicism and romanticism, the closing moments of a Wilder film complicate the notion that one can ever fully vanquish the other.
JoinedJuly 12, 2017
On Elaine May’s discarded women in A New Leaf and The Waverly Gallery.
Clocking in at 152 minutes, Funny People is practically a Lav Diaz film in comparison to its American studio comedy brethren.
It’s a lustful, even pervy, gaze, but director Harmony Korine invites his audience to share it before he deconstructs it.