Quentin Dupieux has a new film coming out

Quentin Dupieux, the director of Wrong, has a new film coming out, called Reality. As I wrote before, I loved Wrong. But I tried to watch Wrong Cops a few weeks ago and just couldn’t get into it.

The absurdity that was so wonderful in Wrong just rang false for me in Wrong Cops. There’s a delicate art to arbitrary weirdness that I can’t quite figure out, but it might come down to just “it works if it’s funny” or “it works if it fits the broader theme.”