Despite the Gods
Despite the Gods (2012)

Jennifer Lynch, daughter of cult film auteur David Lynch, made her auspicious directorial debut in 1993 with cult classic Boxing Helena. She was the youngest American woman to direct a feature film, and after that she took an extended… More

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Cynthia Dickison
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mostly serves as an overwrought "woe-is-me" tale about a director in over her head.

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Richard Kuipers

A penetrating, highly entertaining portrait of Lynch as an artist and single mother living through the despairing lows and exhilarating highs of filming on the subcontinent.

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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter

An absorbing documentary chronicling the derailment of an ambitious, Bollywood-style filmmaking effort.

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Simon Foster

A daunting character study of an artist racked by her own insecurities, instabilities and inabilities.

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Tal Rosenberg
Chicago Reader

Don't expect any insight into the filmmaking process.

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S. James Wegg

Cinema of the absurd

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