Reconsidering Jody Hill’s “Observe and Report”: Is It Transgressive Cinema?

by Andy and Jason Pyles
Movie Podcast

Andy and Jason Pyles, the authors of this essay, are two of the hosts of Movie Podcast Weekly, a new movie podcast that launches on October 1, 2012. Andy and Jason revisited Jody Hill’s dark comedy “Observe and Report” (2009), and then had the following discussion via e-mail. Here is Jason’s perspective:

The Flawed Defense of Transgressive Cinema. There’s a phenomenon called “transgressive cinema.” It’s not new. I believe that term was originally coined in the ’80s, but transgressive cinema has been around since the birth of the medium. Indeed, Georges Méliès (“A Trip to the Moon”) used to make nudie films, Continue reading