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Weekend (1967, Jean-Luc Godard) - Despite good performances and direction, Godard’s examination of the bourgeois out of their element–and in the purview of communal cannibals and people out of novels–is rarely effective. Godard immediately puts the audience on guard, then tries to shock with violent misogyny, animal cruelty, and sight gags involving car accidents. He’s not interested in connecting with the audience so it doesn’t matter. The boring third act doesn’t help. DVD, Blu-ray.
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