I review The Red Pill, Cassie Jaye’s new documentary on feminism and the men’s rights’ movement, at Right On:
Also aiding The Red Pill is first-rate cinematography. Jaye’s filmmaking approach has more in common with dramas than documentaries, and her method of filling up the frame with her subjects’ faces recalls Irvin Kershner’s directing in The Empire Strikes Back and The Luck of Ginger Coffey. This results in interviews that are alternately flattering and unflattering, yet always human. For example, an interview with Karen Straughan in a bar depicts her as a gin-blossomed rubster, while Dean Esmay’s perpetually trembling hands and missing front tooth make him look like a less hygienic version of Ed Helms’ character in The Hangover.
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