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Enter the Void is polarizing — and pretentious

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Love him or hate him, Gaspar Noé never fails to provoke a strong reaction.
PHOTO COURTESY OF IFC FILMS

Enter the Void does tamp down the prior films' racist and homophobic invective, which discomfited mostly because it felt like the filmmaker's personal ranting. (Purportedly he edited himself as a masturbating spectator into Irreversible's nightmarish gay sex club — the Rectum! — lest he be taken for a homophobe. It says a lot that this was his idea of a conciliatory gesture.) Still, as attempted transcendence of mortal coil, Void ultimately sits and spins on Noé's terminal literal-mindedness, no matter how many Day-Glo CGI vapors emit from vaginas.

Noé says his next project will be a love story. Very explicit of course: "We have been watching movies for almost a century {note: it's been well over a century) and not one movie has gotten close to how love is in real life. I know what my sexual life is made of, and I want to see similar things on screen."

Oh, great.

ENTER THE VOID opens Fri/8 in Bay Area theaters.

 

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