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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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