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The Canyons 2013

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3.5 out of 5 stars (31) IMDb 3.9/10
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Paul Schrader directs this erotic thriller starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen. When film producer Christian (Deen) discovers that his girlfriend Tara (Lohan) is having an affair with one of his actors he works himself up into a jealous frenzy. As Christian's reality spirals out of control he takes out his pain on Tara through a programme of psychological torture, cruelty and violence.

Starring:
Tenille Houston, Jarod Einsohn
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  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 36 minutes
Starring Tenille Houston, Jarod Einsohn, Jim Boeven, James Deen, Nolan Gerard Funk, Gus Van Sant, Lindsay Lohan, Chris Zeischegg, Philip Pavel, Amanda Brooks
Director Paul Schrader
Genres Thriller
Studio Koch Media
Rental release 12 May 2014
Main languages English

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In this 2013 drama Christian (James Deen) is a wealthy independent film financer, who has an open relationship with his bisexual girlfriend Tara (Lindsay Lohan). Christian claims that Tara will never fall in love with anyone he brings into their bed for casual sex. But is this true, or is he living an unsustainable fantasy and what secrets does Tara hide?
The opening credits show a bleak decaying urban setting and equally atmospheric music. But the early scenes show a ‘stiff’ [no pun intended] acting style with little emotion and Christian is a quite unlikeable control freak, Lohan looks tired, her voice often croaky, their relationship lacked chemistry and most characters walk and talk in an unconvincing mechanical manner while the ‘atmospheric’ pauses are too long [lose a*] .
The single disc loads to a menu offering play, chapters and set up [audio is default 5.1, subtitles in most scandavian languages].
Although filmed on a modest $250,000 it actually looks above it’s weight, being well filmed with plenty of suitable locations. This has both male and female frontal nudity, swearing from the outset and adult themes, including 3-4 brief non graphic sex scenes which are anything but erotic. An obvious late night Tv ‘adult’ movie that despite a promising plot seems to have thrown it away losing the bulk of the first hour getting to the main point. The best thing is the music, but like the ‘sexiness’, there’s far too little of it [lose another*] making this seem longer then the 96 minutes. However it comes together in the final 30 minutes which is *****, and stops this being a waste of time.
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I'm not an angry customer by the way, my stupid name just says that for some reason. I loved this movie, and everyone who was involved in it... Especially Lindsay, she gave a stunning performance, the film was shot stunningly with a low budget to work with. It was a film about Hollywood without a hollywood style, which was interesting to watch. James Deen's acting didn't convince me, he was constantly putting on that stupid mirror face the whole movie, which is really annoying. Mainly because you lose touch with the story sometimes when he does it, and his delivery isn't on point either, but for a porn actor it was fine, he did well for his first film outside of that industry.

Altogether a fantastic film, I'd recommend this to you solely from Lindsay's performance. She has a presence on screen (and when I seen her on stage in London) that just hooks you for hours.
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Can Lohan get any worse?? This was a messy film, so so slow and so pointless. James Deen the porn star was awful but Lohan was the worst thing in it

I cant even describe the story or the script
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I did my research before I watched this and watched anyway. Maybe I'm a masochist...

It's a very low budget movie, written by Ellis with Deen in mind. He seems to want to recapture the magic of American Psycho but this misses the mark. Since the role was essentially written for him, James Deen had to be in it and being that porn stars aren't known for their acting chops, this was obviously a risk. However, Deen isn't as bad as I thought he might be. Yes, he pulls his arrogant face a lot but I get the feeling he was directed to play it that way because there are moments when he isn't posing and is more 'real' so it's a shame he didn't bring more of himself to the role. He certainly looks the part of a spoiled trust fund kid, if anything, and I think with a few actual acting lessons, he'd do better in another role.

Lohan (Tara) is a mess. Physically, she looks one step away from rehab. This helps in that she is such a wreck, her chaotic life and messed up relationships in the movie actually make a type of sense but I personally, don't see Christian's character being attracted to that. He chooses people from an app based on looks for hookups, even the girl he cheats on Tara with looks better and more together than Lohan. Harsh but true. Lohan gives little glimpses of being an actual actress, especially when she's a sobbing mess (I guess she didn't have to dig too deep in that regard) but you can tell the director had to basically shove her along to keep the movie afloat.

The sex scenes have been over hyped because I've seen more explicit stuff in American Horror Story. For an orgy with real porn stars in it, this was tame in the extreme (apparently, Lohan didn't want to do it and freaked out so much the director had to strip to make her more comfortable).
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This is a straight to DVD offering that seemed to get a variety of readings on the geiger counter of critical acceptance. It is, indeed, a blend of interesting material, some of it plain tawdry and some of it scintillatingly tawdry in its unrehearsed, thrown together coherence.

The Canyons is a tale about the dependent and the controlled, deceit and betrayal in a post cinematic world of eroded certainties and streaming paranoia.Lohan is very good as the ennui ravaged central female character in the film's web of obsessive digital interplay,and Deen is convincing as its menacing, manipulating force. The stripped down You Tube self-consciousness of the narrative, although sometimes feeling a little contrived, is actually very effective and at times creepily startling. The out-and-about street sets and brash, curtainless interiors are interesting, as is the home-made feel of the thrumming soundtrack which reminded me of stuff John Carpenter used to knock up in the eighties. There's something of a Mulholland Drive feel to the scenes - although this is by no means attempting to be a Lynchian film - and maybe it is a story that partly goes to similar places. Whatever it is trying to be,and wherever it is trying to go, I liked it. And if, as is widely rumoured, it cost less than half a million to make it really is a job well done.
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