Posted: December 29, 2017 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Claes Bang, Dave Franco, Dominic West, Elizabeth Moss, James Franco, Michael W. Weber, Robert Ostlund, Scott Neustadter, The Disaster Artist, The Room, The Square, Tommy Wiseau | 141 Comments »
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After watching The Square, the new film from writer/director Robert Ostlund (he previously gave us the cheeky Force Majeure), I have to say I’m not exactly sure what point he was trying to make. At the same time, it was so entertaining and involving, I guess I’m not exactly sure I cared.
The story revolves around a man named Christian (I doubt Ostlund randomly drew the name out of a hat), the curator for a modern art museum in Sweden. The museum’s newest installation is, well, a square. That’s it, a square, with some wording about what the square means (though after hearing the words a few times, I’m not sure I knew exactly what that was).
I think it has something to do with the idea that whoever is in the square is supposed to be treated as equal to anyone else, a safe place where they are protected from harm. Read the rest of this entry »