Sitges Film Festival Review
Looking back at LVT's work you have to respect him for never giving up his journey to find new ways of pushing himself. It is not possible to pinpoint his "peak". Was it around the time of Dogma and Breaking the Waves? Or is it now?Think about that. Pretty amazing.
THTJB feels very personal. I think this might be an autobiography of LVT's inside the last few years, repacked as a movie about somebody else. And based on the humour in the movie it also shows that LVT is in a good stage of his own healing process. (If you read into his state of mind and health during Antichrist and Melancholia, you know what I am talking about).
Is it too long? Does it go to far in a trashy way sometimes?Yes to both. Does it bother?No. The movie is a blast just like Man bites Dog is.
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The House That Jack Built (2018)
The House That Jack Built is a movie starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, and Uma Thurman. The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his...
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USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork. Along the way we experience Jack's descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge - a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.
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Amazing how LVT still get's new ideas after all this timeReviewed byobeysVote: 8/10
Sitges Film Festival Review
I always am a little skeptical when it comes to Mr Trier, as I have both hated and loved his films in the past. But this time I found myself enjoying this film more than enough. I think that Matt Dillon executes perfectly his role a serial killer with OCD, who likes to rationalize and over-explaining things. In my opinion this a great and funny film which, I'm afraid, many won't agree with me. Go watch it for yourselves to have your won opinion!!
"In five episodes, failed architect and vicious sociopath Jack recounts his elaborately orchestrated murders -- each, as he views them, a towering work of art that defines his life's work as a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest."
Lars Von Trier has a whole history of making bizarre, shocking, disturbing and disgusting films, and in The House That Jack Built definitely does not hold back on any of the above. This film is designed to make you uncomfortable. Trier's objective is to get under your skin, and he succeeds perfectly. Unfortunately this film will be either a love/hate kind of movie. And for those who aren't aware, over a hundred people walked out at the Cannes Film Festival. Loads of people were disgusted by this film, but the film still received a standing ovation.
Matt Dillon is brilliant here. This movie is definitely the best and bravest film he's ever done in his entire career. Walt Disney Pictures will never be hiring him from now on, that's for certain! What's surprising is that there is a lot of comedy through out the film. One example bring Jack pretending to be a Police Officer, telling the lady he forgot his badge and that it's getting polished at a car wash, then telling her he's a salesman ready to give her free money for her pension! The supporting cast are good, Uma Thurman is a stand out as always, Bruno Ganz (who plays Verge, the person he talks to about the murders he commits). The movie moves along at a good pace, sometimes even showing us real footage of animals or World War 2 with Jack explaining how we have animal instincts and how men are the lions and females are the innocent lambs.
Lars Von Trier creates another cinematic masterpiece, but once again is not for everyone. This is a movie you will love or hate. To give you a few examples: there is animal cruelty, little kids dying on screen, over the top deaths in female victims, and even scenes of men getting slaughtered! This is not a movie for the faint of heart and you have been warned.
While I will admit that I'm not a huge devotee of Lairs Von Tier, his latest cinematic offering 'The House That Jack Built' is compelling, well written, visually confronting and has effective performances.
The story and themes contained in the film will either shock you or have you interested; it involves around how one single person can become a solid killer based on his knowledge of how people interpret themselves and the urges to do something.
But behind the camera there is a solid director, an interesting actor in the leading role and a worthy script. It's important to say that the casting of Matt Dillon is a huge step for him, whilst he may not be on our screens as much his return as a darkly sinister killer is something that the Oscars will definitely not consider for an nomination but I feel that this role in the film was indeed worth seeing.
Regardless of what your tastes of film are like and if you know of Von Teir, THTJB is not a boring film as its brutal, well acted and visually shot but it's subject matter can either be depressing, too brutal or very interesting and sadly there will be those who will either love it or hate it.