a deeply unpleasant, angry, despairing movie. the most biting and repulsive criticism of mystical, psychedelic, self-actualizing alternatives to political action. the aestheticization of violence is the weaponization of aesthetics.
contextualizes the degeneracy of the post-'68 left within mexico's colonial, catholic history—and is fucking pissed about all its recuperation of ritual, mystical, exploring a new world bullshit. one of the most repulsive, dispiriting movies ever made.