The critics are feasting on Madonna’s directorial debut, Filth & Wisdom:
“Madonna has been a terrible actor in many, many films and now — fiercely aspirational as ever — she has graduated to being a terrible director,” he wrote. “She has made a movie so incredibly bad that Berlin festivalgoers were staggering around yesterday in a state of clinical shock.”
“Filth & Wisdom” follows three oddball flatmates in London chasing dreams of fame and fulfillment while doing unsavory jobs to make ends meet. Its main character, A.K., is played by Ukrainian Eugene Hutz, and the music from his real-life punk band Gogol Bordello is used extensively throughout.
Madonna told reporters the basic point of the story was to explore the “duality” of life, between “light and dark,” “right and wrong,” and that the filth and wisdom of the title were not so very far apart. “The message in … Madonna’s first outing as feature film director … is that all of us can find peace of mind if we just get in touch with our inner slut,” wrote Bennett.
The 49-year-old singer said this week she planned to make more movies in the future, and she is unlikely to be too bothered by what the critics say. Asked on the red carpet whether she would read the reviews, she replied: “I’ll just let my managers tell me what they say. I don’t want to read it myself.”
Madonna’s 11th studio album is due April 28th. While I’m not a fan, I’m not not a fan, either. As good as Confessions On A Dance Floor was, I’m actually looking forward to the new record.