82. DRAWING RESTRAINT 9
dir. Matthew Barney
world premiere 2005
U.S. release 2006
Because the warm, resinous waxiness of the Cremaster films suddenly achieves a sharp, chic elegance, even as
the film explicitly worries the tensions between the chic and the abject. From the gift-wrapping overture to the slicing
climax, Barney has found a new host of objects to glorify and reshape, including Japan, including the sea, including cinema itself.