Is adulthood somehow un-American?
In The Pale King – his unfinished last book – David Foster Wallace presents the postponement of adulthood as a kind of great American symptom. For him it is the indispensable metaphor of American malaise.
This is long: ethnographically long. It’s so long that there are more articles about how long it is than there are about what’s in it. The length is to be expected from Lav Diaz: this is his Thing. Others of his films are 593, 540 and 450 minutes. This one is 485.