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Film, "House of Pleasures": Carnal Film Embraces Contradictions

"House of Pleasures": Carnal Film Embraces Contradictions

Early on in Bertrand Bonello's haunting, darkly gorgeous new film, House of Pleasures, a client of the titular turn-of-the-20th-century brothel calls The War of the Worlds, the book he's just read,"idiotic but pure genius." That a "guilty" pleasure can have…
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