a blog with cultural bulimia.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Filthy *and* Vulgar.

"'The Aristocrats' is - how shall I put it? - an essay film, a work of painstaking and penetrating scholarship, and, as such, one of the most original and rigorous pieces of criticism in any medium I have encountered in quite some time.

For those of you who have not already put down your newspaper and rushed off to buy tickets (and I hereby authorize the advertising department at ThinkFilm to plaster the previous sentence wherever it likes), perhaps I should add that 'The Aristocrats' is also possibly the filthiest, vilest, most extravagantly obscene documentary ever made."

A. O. Scott for the New York Times