The Exterminating Angels

The Exterminating Angels ★★★★

Bless the unabashedly horny cinema of Brisseau which makes no apologies for itself—even in this reflexive confessional piece which is as stubborn as it is aware of its own stubbornness, objectifying not just women but female desire itself, exploring the consequences of doing so, and arriving somewhere as naive as where it began. And yet, there is innocence here to go with the sin, and for Brisseau, human emotions cannot be separated from sexuality whatsoever. An honest film that doesn't tell the truth, and therefore even more honest.