‘Don Jon’ Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Aces the Foreplay, Flubs the Climax

One of an artist’s greatest challenges is to repeat, repeat, repeat within a piece, using that repetition not out of sloth but in a way that’s both meaningful and interesting for the audience to experience. (Just ask Philip Glass.)

It’s almost impossible to tell a story about compulsive behavior without a certain amount of repetition, and in “Don Jon,” his debut as a writer-director, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (with the help of editor Lauren Zuckerman) very effectively uses similar shots over and over to portray the monomaniacal behavior of the film’s protagonist.  Read More...



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