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Gaspar Noé’s Insane “Climax” Dances into Your Living Room

Climax was one of the wildest films of the year, moving from pure ecstatic elation to absolute bone-chilling horror with just a sashay. Gaspar Noé’s latest controversial film is one of the year’s best, and one I probably never want to experience again. But for the brave souls who didn’t get to see the film in theaters – which is most people, considering the film was his biggest stateside success, but still made less than $1 million – you can see it in the comfort of your own home later this month.

Lionsgate will release the film on Blu-ray and DVD on May 28, with a special making-of featurette fittingly called “A Visceral Experience.” For those who need it sooner, it will be available for digital rental and purchase on May 7, with on-demand following a week later.

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About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.