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MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film The Mountain

In this story of ordinary madness, postwar America is depicted as an insane asylum where womanizers and alcoholics prey on the weak and perform electric shocks "therapy". Some have described Alverson's vision as nihilistic and bleak, but he's a profound realist: The Mountain is about the lobotomization of gullible Americans: discipline & punish on a mass scale. I'd take Rick Alverson over Wes Anderson any given day.