More deranging than Araki’s subject matter is the experience of watching it nearly twenty years after its release: The cast is glutted with young actors who, like Christina Applegate, were trying to leave a signature role behind . . . , or, like Ryan Phillippe and Mena Suvari, were in the nascent phases of their careers. They’re all wholly committed to Araki’s outré fusion of adolescent libertinage and eschatology.
October 05, 2016