No Wonder the Reviewers Hate It

November 11th, 2003  |  Published in Uncategorized

Roger Ebert makes a compelling case for Gus Van Sant’s “Elephant” in the face of a chilly general reception:

“Of course a movie about a tragedy that does not explain the tragedy — that provides no personal of social ‘reasons’ and offers no ‘solutions’ — is almost against the law in the American entertainment industry. When it comes to tragedy, Hollywood is in the catharsis business.”

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