Gaspar Noe is one of the best directors I have ever seen. His work is so edgy, intellectual, raw, and beautiful. I remember watching his first feature “I stand alone”. I was blown away by how he treated such a tormented situation and characters as those they were the finest pieces of china ever created. Irreversible is another masterpiece. I don’t think he is comparable to many filmmakers. I see his treatment of films copied. The same as I see with other masters of the craft like the Coen Brothers and Tarantino. Gaspar is that generational talent whose work should be viewed by lovers of cinema.
Climax. This film had so much buzz around it. I was worry it wouldn’t live of to the hype. How could it possibly be as riveting as folks were saying? I made myself stay away from reviews and trailers. I love going into highly anticipating film as blind as possible. What I didn’t expect was the opportunity to see his work on the big screen. It is so hard to see quality non-American films on the big screens in the United States. So when I found out it was going to be playing at AMC theaters. I didn’t hesitate. The opportunity to see one of his films on the big screen was something I couldn’t forgive myself with missing.
The story is simple. There is a party and some people did some very bad things. I won’t go into it. It has to be seen. Just know there is violence, betrayal, ignorance, sadness, and love being displayed behind the backdrop of music. Music, of course, is the foundation of dancing. This film is like the sweetest love letter written to Terpsichore the Goddess of Dance. The choragraphy displayed in one of the biggest scenes is amazing. I don’t think I have ever seen anything like it in a movie before. Total treat for fans of the art of dancing.
So what is this film? Is it horror? I think it is just a damn good movie. The opening scene is beautiful and the direction is amazing. All I will add is the dialogue is rough. The characters are not striving to be politically correct. Rest assured this film with upset snowflakes. But if you can appreciate art and be open to the harsh nature of certain types of individuals and the actions that take place in a movie. Then you should see this film. Trust me. It is unlike anything you have ever seen. And it is another A24 film.
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