One possible approach to 8 1/2 Women, I think, is to view it as a slowed-down, mannered, tongue-in-cheek silent comedy, skewed by Greenaway's anger and desire to manipulate. show more
Greenaway has hit a brick wall, and it's no fun to watch. show more
8 1/2 Women is a collage-y, self-reflexive sort of film that is designed to shock but more often just annoys.