Antonio Campos‘s Simon Killer is an amusing film both unintentionally and unexpectedly. The film is rarely meant to be comedic and it rarely enters into so-bad-it’s-good territory. What makes the film so amusing is how hard Campos is trying to make it exciting. It is the definition of overcompensating as the aggressive direction, bizarre cinematography, and melodramatic performances try to convince the audience that the dull plot and pathetic characters are worth caring about. There’s even a moderately intriguing idea at the center of the protagonist’s motives, but it’s buried under meaningless sex, violence, and introspection. READ MORE...


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