Enter the Void (2009) - Gasper Noe
Gasper Noe's Enter The Void can only be described as a truly cinematic experience. This is a film intent on attacking the audience both with visuals and audio to create a truly unique cinematic
experience. It's incredibly visceral, but that isn't to say that the film doesn't lack a narrative drive. As a matter of fact, anyone who says this film is lacking in story clearly doesnt understand what Noe is trying to accomplish. This film takes us on a psychedelic journey, but to say this is the best drug film ever made (which it is) would be a true discredit to the film's larger merits. It's a beautifully poetic film that challenges the norms of film as medium, and in doing so delivers a bizarre film that has moments of great emotional weight. The only knock on the film which I can think of is that it does run a little long, but I was still consumed with this film from start to finish that it hardly mattered. I genuinely tip my hat to Noe for trying to do something different, and for understanding that a true artist constantly tries to challenge the artistic structure in which he partakes. Personally, I will always feel that I Stand Alone is Noe's masterpiece but Enter the Void is emphatically a better film than the truly overrated Irreversible.
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