film review: Irreversible ***

Time destroys all things. This is the main theme of the French film Irreversible, a blurred mix of grotesque reality and techno craziness. It unfolds in reverse chronological order, Memento-style, but this ends up being the most normal thing about the movie.

The plot of Irreversible centers on the graphic rape of Alex (Monica Bellucci) and branches off into symbolic representations of time, sex, love, and violence. Director Gaspar No