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  • Mister America

    Mister America

    ★★½

    Part of the fun of On Cinema is the specificity of what it targets and how that's mutated over the years. This movie loses that aspect entirely by doing a mockumentary, which is played out and some of the lowest hanging fruit. For completists only.

  • Sorry We Missed You

    Sorry We Missed You

    ★★½

    i don't know what i was expecting

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  • Golden Exits

    Golden Exits

    ★★½

    Lily Rabe deserves an award for trying her damndest to make the line "What a delight it must be to function as my sole outlet for a never-ending barrage of introspective blather regarding the choices that I made" sound natural

  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

    ★★★★

    There are those who create through destruction, and those who create from scratch. Von Trier acknowledges the ugly truth that great art can come out of great suffering, but he also points out the danger of that mentality by making the 'artist' literally murder people in order to create his works. Von Trier uses Jack to show how this line of thinking has no moral floor. The most risible section in this film - where Jack argues that genocide is…