Reviewed for Cinema Scope magazine here.
I think the inscrutability of this movie is being oversold, but in the piece linked above I tried to convey my appreciation while also dropping in some possible avenues for interpreting it (but still arguing that so what if you can't). Maddin and Weerasethakul I at least half-expected to blow me away with their new films this year. This one took me completely by surprise.
I'm only just realizing that I never linked to the Eugène Green overview I wrote more than a year ago for Cinema Scope, and jesus now I see that this was already released on blu-ray nearly two months ago. So without further ado: the Eugène Green overview I wrote more than a year ago for Cinema Scope.
Reviewed for Cinema Scope here.
That's ~7% of what I currently have to say about this film. I'm by no means "a Godard," (of the 19 other features of his I've seen to date, my current second favourite is Alphaville, which scores a stingy 6.7 on the Richter scale) but for my money this is, in 2014 and ~3250 films into my cinephilia, the greatest cinematic achievement I have seen. That it made me burst into tears, for reasons still…