The House That Jack Built
CAST: Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Riley Keough, Sofie Grabol DIRECTOR: Lars von Trier WEIRD ELEPHANT SERIES
Boundary-pushing cinematic visionary Lars von Trier (Antichrist) returns with one of his most daring, masterfully provocative works yet. In five audacious episodes, failed architect and arch-sociopath Jack (Matt Dillon) recounts the elaborately orchestrated murders-each, as he views them, a towering work of art-that define his "career" as a serial killer. Mixing pitch black humor, transcendent surrealism, and renegade musings on everything from history to architecture to cinema, von Trier fashions a radical, blazingly personal inquiry into violence, art, and the twin acts of creation and destruction.
The film becomes an even broader consideration of individual fascinations and follies, of ways of responding to art without the boundaries of morality and reason.Sam C. Mac, Slant Magazine
The House That Jack Built is a disturbing and sometimes sickeningly graphic portrait of twelve years and five murders in the career, if that's the right word, of Jack, a serial killer played with world-class creepiness by Matt Dillon.Ed Potton, Times (UK)
Dillon might have trouble putting this one at the top of his resume if he wants to do a Disney film, but there's no question he delivers an impactful movie monster, with darting eyes and a toothy smile that makes Jack at once seem empathetic and bonkers.Eric Kohn, indieWire