Clean, Shaven (Lodge H. Kerrigan)

Rating: 3.0

Very, very difficult to watch, but worth the struggle.  Reviews tended to 
single out one particularly gruesome scene (which is indeed an ordeal), 
but I felt anxious and extremely disturbed from beginning to end, and I 
mean that as a compliment.  Peter Greene gives a towering performance as 
the schizophrenic protagonist, but the film's power lies in its inventive 
use of sound and its deliberately affectless style of composition and 
editing.  My one complaint--and it's one I rarely voice--is that I think 
it was a mistake for Kerrigan to graft even a minimal plot onto what 
should have remained a minimalist character study.  Still, a remarkable 
and harrowing work.