The House That Jack Built ½

When trying to dig past the film’s violence and gore, you won’t find anything other than clichéd hunting metaphors. The House That Jack Built is truly a lifeless film that reflects Trier’s isolation from the film industry and his own character flaws. Film by film, Trier has been generating controversy, his prior films are like trojan horses seemingly filled with substance but then someone’s penis gets cut off. However, The House That Jack Built cannot be justified. This film has no cinematic or literary backbone. It stands as a representation of ego and misogyny from a filmmaker who deems it necessary to reaffirm his controversial status.


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