I’ve heard this called “Satire”...so what exactly is it satirizing? The best “defense” I’ve heard is that it’s making fun of “PC culture” (world’s biggest eye roll), but even if that is the point, it fails, because it never goes far enough to actually be risible or insulting. Fine, it’s homophobic and racist and sexist, but it’s way too boring and poorly made to be provocative to anyone. It’s just lazy. Try harder next time.
Handsomely mounted and entirely devoid of any kind of substance. Note to my cisgender friends, this is coming from a real life Certified Trans Woman™: you don't have to pretend to like this movie anymore. It's not very good.
Full review here: dimthehouselights.com/2015/12/the-danish-girl/
Compared to its obvious sister piece, The Fog of War (a masterpiece of documentary filmmaking), The Unknown Known can seem frustratingly elusive and indirect. Rumsfeld seems almost pathologically incapable of answering a question straight, and his near-constant denial of basic facts (even when shown to him directly) is maddening at times. However, Errol Morris is a great filmmaker, and he uses this slippery quality to express the very character of the man he's sat down to interview. In every evasive…