Besides "schandenfreude" and "15 minutes", there is one more expression that has exceeded its …ummm…15 minutes: The incessant practice of referencing the Japanese film "Rashomen" when describing another film. Well… here we go again!
Which is actually the very essence of "Rashomen".
In case your brain has been asleep for more than you-know-how-long, "Rashomen" told the same story over and over (and over and over) from different points of view: Think of a circle-jerk "Groundhog Day", or, perhaps, the Old and New Testaments.
Adhering to the "Rashomen" formula, from the very beginning of "November" you're exposed to the plotline that runs throughout the film. A photographer's boyfriend is killed during a robbery in a convenience store while she waits in the car. After the murder, she continues teaching at a local college, visits her therapist and meets her mom for lunch. Already obviously ... Read More