Climax (2018)
First screened in September 2018
Director: Gaspar Noé. Cast: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle, Thea Carla Schott, Sharleen Temple, Lea Vlamos, Alaia Alsafir, Kendall Mugler, Lakdhar Dridi, Adrien Sissoko, Mamadou Bathily, Alou Sidibé, Ashley Biscette, Mounia Nassangar, Tiphanie Au, Sarah Belala, Alexandre Moreau, Naab, Strauss Serpent, Vince Galliot Cumant. Screenplay: Gaspar Noé.

Twitter Capsule: Like Paula Abdul's "Cold Hearted" video lit by Kenneth Anger, where every dancer is serving Adjani-in-Possession Realness.

Second Capsule: This club has everything: self-electrocution, LSD-induced miscarriage, a track called "Dickmatized," a 96pt-font notion of social breakdown...

VOR:   Debie's camerawork and the sound design are as technically impressive as ever, and there's some joy at the outset, but is that all there is?

Photo © 2018 Rectangle Productions/Wild Bunch, © 2019 A24

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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