Magazine article Artforum International

John Waters

Magazine article Artforum International

John Waters

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1 Domain (Patric Chiha) My favorite movie of the year. A forty-year-old alcoholic aunt (played by Beatrice Dalle--"Betty Blue" herself!) and her gayish teenage nephew form a perversely close relationship by taking walks together. Lots of walks! So many walks you'll be left breathless by the sheer elegance of this astonishing little workout.

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2 Enter the Void (Gaspar Noe) The best film ever about taking hallucinogenic drugs. Seizure-inducing title credits, cinematography that looks as if it were shot by a Gerhard Richter-influenced kamikaze pilot--even vagina cams. Gaspar, thank you. You're my sweetheart.

3 Buried (Rodrigo Cortes) The most excruciatingly painful date movie imaginable comes complete with a very smart feel-bad ending. See it with someone you hate.

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4 Ricky (Francois Ozon) A great special-effects movie, though there's only one effect: a flying baby. If David Lynch and David Cronenberg had sex and one of them magically got pregnant, this film could be their offspring.

5 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg) Talk about granting access! Are you crazy, Joan?! If Jews went to confession, this film would be a sacrament.

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6 Jackass 3D (Jeff Tremaine) A scatological, gay, s/m, borderline snuff movie amazingly embraced by a wide, American blue-collar family audience. Isn't Steve-O chugging down a glass of sweat collected from the ass-crack of an obese man and then vomiting at you in 3-D the purest moment of raw cinema anarchy this year? …

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