This Solondz film is very self-aware of its uncomfortable subject matter, but it is not smug about it. Its status as interesting art results from its story being unlikable, which makes it a bit hard to critique, but a fair amount of it is funny satire. Though certainly not for most people, at least it is nowhere near as upsetting as "Happiness." This would never be made in 2018 but it feels (unfortunately) relevant.
Part 1 "Fiction" was flawless. Part 2 wasn't as enthralling, but it was worth it for the ending. It also made fun of American Beauty, which was spot on. I loved the intensity, the horrible white characters, and the undeniable evil of white privilege. Smart, perceptive, ultimately depressing. Blackest of comedies. For fans of mockumentary and Haneke.
Again, haunting stories of real life. Losers, loners, little tyrants and dining/interrogation rooms. The soundtrack is perfect, from the exciting house music from late 90's, coloring things up in the suburbs, to the sad B&S songs that remind us of fucked up lonely teenage time. This one is not less provocative, it's just not so obvious.
People see Storytelling as mainly a self-critique on just Solandz. This is very true, but I see it as partly. Solandz self-critique is a critique on everybody involved, him as a filmmaker and us, as an audience. Though I almost feel "Fiction" is stronger than "Non-Fiction", both seem equal. Much like Solandz's other films, this one doesn't let you walk away without clawing its way into your brain. Excellent.