Richard Kelly: Genius, or one-hit wonder?

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Richard Kelly: Genius, or one-hit wonder?

Post by Heebie » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:26 pm

I’m going to stick my neck out and say that most people liked Donnie Darko (with the exception of my Mum who said, “Why would anyone want to make a film like that?” upon watching it). But, since then, the general consensus is that Richard Kelly hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations.

I’ve just watched The Box (against critics’ advice!) and loved it (just like I loved Southland Tales). Personally, I think he’s going from strength to strength – kind of like a more sci-fi orientated David Lynch. However, I seem to have yet to find someone who actually shares my opinion! Is there anyone out there who agrees, or do I just generally have bad taste in films?

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