Entertainment (2015)

Whenย Entertainmentย premiered at 2015’s Sundance Film Festival, the response it garnered was somewhat predictable. ย Numerous walkouts peppered its first showing, indicative of its uncomfortable confrontation. ย Certainly a test of patience, it’s a work that demands significant effort on the part of the audience. ย However, this is a recurring feature of the creatives involved: director and writer Rick Alverson, star and writer Gregg Turkington and writer Tim Heidecker. ย It’s easy to take against their approach, labelling it as pretentious and lazy. ย The sad truth is, that would be all too often accurate of others. ย In their hands,ย Entertainment isย a prime example of the finest of its kind.…   [continue reading]