Documentary Rod Lott
As director Deborah Anderson states at the beginning of her documentary, Aroused is not a story about pornography, but about women. For half of its 69-minute running time (deliberate?), I believed her.
Drama Rod Lott
Paul Schrader’s The Canyons opens and closes with a montage of
abandoned movie theaters. For this film in particular, that choice
strikes one as symbolic in several ways: not only as a comment on the
state of the industry, but on the state of The Canyons itself. You’re unlikely to find many 2013 films this empty.