Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire ½

With even the worshipper drones complaining about the unbearable lack of smut and pagan idolatry, „Lady on Fire“ is a work of utmost sterility in theme, plot and message beyond the usual lipservice to the political mainstream, a flimsy silicon job of fake gravitas and intellectualism so synthetic it only lacks a „made in Taiwan“ tag: the pause robots stutter their way through day-to-day pleasantries and breath-stopping recounting of the Orpheus fable – for the courtesy of those who had to suffer through 21st century education – until a diarrheic torrent of Vivaldi's pop-favorite „Summer“ at full blast delivers a demonstration of how to patch up an emotional climax on a tight budget, when skill or vision are not at your disposal.

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