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  • The Square

    The Square

    ★★★

    [B-]

    This movie, a critique of art-world pomposity and self-importance, is two and a half hours long.

  • Compliance

    Compliance

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    [C]

    I don't think Compliance is malicious; I'm willing to give Zobel, who is clearly very talented, the benefit of the doubt on charges of intentional condescension. What it is is badly misjudged, with little apparent consideration of how its form informs its function. The one reason to tell this story - to place the audience in the same position as the manager and implicate us in her submission to assumed authority - seems to be what Zobel thought he…