VIDEO: MOVIE: REVIEW: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover (1989

) Clint/Carolyn: 4/5 stars, 8/10.

This downgrades Clint’s previous 5/5 star rating. The cinematography is 5/5 stars, 9/10 though.

Native ratings: 3.4/5 stars (Netflix), 7.4/10 (IMDB).

I had forgotten just how “NC-17” this movie was! And how beautifully it was shot!

This movie is the ultimate trainwreck: I do not think there is a character in all of cinema that can foster so much contempt within the first 5 minutes of the movie, only to have the level of contempt steadily increase at a non-stop pace throughout the entire movie.

The death scenes weren’t as gory as I thought they were. And I really didn’t remember the eroticism angle very much.

But damn… If you want to HATE and HATE and HATE and HATE a character more than anything — only to have a very satisfying ending — watch this. (And also “The King’s Whore”, except it’s nowhere to be found.)

Delicatessen has some similar themes, almost as if it was inspired by this.

And oh… Both Dumbledore#2 (main asshole) AND his Dumbledore brother (main asshole’s lackey) are in this! TWO DUMBLEDORES! What are the odds? TWO DUMBLEDORES!!! LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097108/