Goltzius and the Pelican Company ★★

If ever a film lacked the courage of its convictions it's the new one by Peter Greenaway, a gratingly bawdy thesp roundelay with a degree in fine art (first) and the lofty manner of a particularly officious traffic warden. It offers a frilly barrage of intellectual and aesthetic provocation which is all-too self-conscious and theatrical to ever have the kind of impact it desires.

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