Blu-ray Review – Climax (2018)

Climax, 2018.

Directed by Gaspar Noé.

Starring Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, and Sharleen Temple.

Synopsis:

A group of dancers rehearsing in an empty school building have their drink spiked with LSD, resulting in hellish consequences.

‘Escalation’ is a word that gets used quite a lot in film but there aren’t many filmmakers currently working that perfectly encapsulate what that means and how to quantify it as effectively as Gaspar Noé, the creative mind behind such family favourites as Irreversible, Love and Enter the Void, all movies that have courted controversy not only for graphic depictions of sex and violence but also of distorting the structure of movie storytelling and playing with expectations.

To the casual viewer – if Noé attracts such a thing – Climax is probably more of the same but there are a few tweaks here and there that mark it out as a little different to those previously mentioned movies,
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