Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snooty critic seems to get this one right

Richard Brody doesn't much like a movie called "Lourdes", which I will probably never see. Interesting reasons, though, especially from a guy who practically owns 'snooty' these days:

“Lourdes,” with its overtones both of religion and of hypocrisy and its insight into neither, is the sign of an intellectual pose that offers neither analytical thought nor emotional insight nor practical wisdom. It is the cinematic version of an elegant, generic accent.

Which, come to think of it, explains much about why it gets released.

2 comments:

Generic said...

Armond White is a bit more blunt

Tulkinghorn said...

Although interestingly, to the same effect.....

The vulgarity of witless skepticism may be wearing thin.