I read a brilliant article about this documentary on my flight from Denmark, so I decided to watch it. The story is unbelievable. The documentary is surreal and a little bizarre, and I found it very long and dragged out, hence a low rating compared to what it deserves. But as a piece of investigative journalism, I would give it five stars; I just find reading up on the director's research a lot more intresting; apart from the end of this documentary, of course, which is hard-hitting and very impacting.
I had a disclaimer here but everybody went off telling me how wrong I was anyway, so scrap that, you'll just have to deal with it.
First of all, I like Kubrick's films, love some of them in fact, but I can't even pretend to like this one. It was heavy breathing and scenes of nothing (pretty nothing, but nothing nonetheless) against epic music, or sometimes even just a creepy choir, for 140 minutes straight. I very nearly fell asleep…
I was told beforehand that this was a love it or hate it film. I happen to agree with none of the negative reviews and actually really liked it.
Firstly, I don't know what everybody is going on about the huge emphasis on rape for. There is a focus, yes, but nothing is ever shown, if it even happens at all, as it is all rather implied. From the sounds of it I thought I was going to be witnessing…