I Blame Society review – film-maker turns serial killer in uneven black comedy

I Blame Society review – film-maker turns serial killer in uneven black comedy
Sometimes funny, often annoying, director Gillian Wallace Horvat’s film tells us what happens when your script is rejected one time too many

Here’s a self-conscious black comedy from LA film-maker Gillian Wallace Horvat which is precariously balanced on the funny/annoying fulcrum. As Mickey Rooney might have said to Judy Garland: “Let’s make the quirky low-budget film about the ordeal of making quirky low-budget films right here!”

Horvat plays a droll version of herself, also called Gillian; her politically contentious script about Israel fails to get funding so she falls back on an idea she’s had on the backburner for a while: a film about how great she’d be as a serial killer. Gillian feels that the manipulative and predatory talents she has as a director are the perfect murderer skillset. Or is it that the nightmare of film-making fills her with murderous rage,
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