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  1. Sep 6, 2014
    8
    I thought this film described the crazy world that was Andy Warhol's- a guy who had grown up on a rural farm idolizing Hollywood actresses and collecting signed photos of them from Hollywood's golden era. I think Andy Warhol's world was a world of possibilities and new experiences which he wanted his friends to be part of like going on a big adventure. As such he attracted all kinds of colourful people including a few transexuals, one of which was excellently played by actor Steven Dorff who is about as masculine an actor as I have ever seen onscreen. He really did an amazing job of it considering I think he is about as close to actually being a transexual as Ronald McDonald is to being s four star general. The film shows how people can go from being 'seekers' to being 'destroyers' as Andy Warhol's rejection of a stupid play by one member of his large entourage turns deadly for him in the end. Ya gotta figure stuff like that is bound to happen with all the drugs and booze and craziness in general that was the hallmark of life in the big city art world of the late 1960's. Worth seeing if you were a fan of late 60's counterculture. Expand
  2. Dec 17, 2010
    9
    On the surface the film feels compressed and seems to mirror the tone of Warhol culture. On a deeper level Harron is implicitly examining the role of violence as a part of the human experience. Solanas is used as a narrative frame and the audience see the world from her perspective. The film is not about Andy Warhol or the 1960s, it is an examination of the internal and external workings of the human mind. In this sense it is extremely complex, Solanas is exposed as a person who is organised and articulate yet weak and exploited. She doesn't see people as individuals, she sees them as personalities and defines herself the same way therefore leaving her vulnerable to violence. She is criticized as comfortable within a violent world and desperate to belong. You can learn about violence by watching how her world changes when she leaves confined settings and merges into the streets. Mary Harron is admirable in her attempt to criticize human desire and there is a great deal to talk about, though the film is not perfect. Is Solanas a hero or is she a loser? Nobody knows though she will sure argue her case. Expand
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75

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  1. 88
    Lili Taylor plays Solanas as mad but not precisely irrational. She gives the character spunk, irony and a certain heroic courage.
  2. 75
    This is a film of powerful ideas, impressive set design, and compelling performances.
  3. 88
    Immensely entertaining and provocative.