Endless Poetry (2017)

Poetry Movie Review " Poetry," a new autobiographical fantasy directed written 88 year-old Chilean-French filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky , is isn’t an old man’ film. It isn’t in the sense that it feels like it was made with a man’s passion and egoism. Every supporting character is a reflection or abstraction that serves to enrich and support the character’s anarchic philosophy. All roads lead back to Jodorowsky: anyone or anything that contradicts his radical anti-capitalist, anti-booze, anti-church, anti-government, and anti-family philosophy is an obstacle in his way. At the same time, " Poetry" also feels like an old man’s film because it encourages viewers to see themselves through the lens of Jodorowsky’s life. His teenage self ( Jeremias Herskovits , and Alejandro’s real-life son Adan Jodorowsky ) is largely defined by a bullish determination to improvise his way towards self-hood that makes "Endless Poetry" a more focused sequel to " The Dance of Reality ," Jodorowsky’s equally ambitious cinematic memoirs. It also makes "Endless Poetry" reminiscent of "The Holy Mountain," Jodorowsky’s 1973 seminal avant-garde manifesto. In both "Endless Poetry" and "The Holy Mountain," Jodorowsky attempts to shake viewers’ out of their […]

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