One of our most popular and controversial shows was our special on director Gaspar Noe. Since Enter The Void has been released on DVD, I felt it would be a great time to publish this post again for anyone who hasn’t heard the podcast yet. Enjoy!
Argentine Gaspar Noé might not be the cinema world’s most prolific provocateur, but he’s certainly one of the most vigorous. After a long stint helming short films, he burst onto the scene with 1998’s caustic I Stand Alone, which chronicles the life and times of a troubled butcher / ex-con in early 1980s France. 2002 saw the release of Irreversible, one of the decade’s most polarizing and controversial films, a rape-revenge tale told, naturally, in reverse. Noé has finally returned with Enter the Void, an ambitious, 240-minute first-person feature that transcends all boundaries of time, space, and good taste. Rick, Justine and Simon braved all three of Noé’s flicks this week so you don’t have to.