Ok, so this will need several viewings, discussions, readings, analysis to fully appreciate it. One thing is for sure, it's the best film Xavier Dolan has made in his precocious career. A multilayered, deeply dramatic and human, truthful, rich story about life itself. To search for flaws is to fool yourself since the experience of watching it is what's important. What stays with you days after you first saw it. Dolan's lyric style makes the film visually wonderful. So dreamy and fascinating.
Epic isn't the right word, but it's the first word that comes to mind.
Nothing upsets me more than a movie trying so hard on being ambitious and deep and thought-provoking when it's everything but. Cloud Atlas is the perfect example for this. It kills itself on its preposterous self-indulgence. A huge scope storyline like the one presented here must have been epic, transcendent, amazing. At the end, I just felt bored and annoyed. Maybe could have been better with a different editing? Maybe. I don't know. Don't think so. The problem comes from…
I fucking swear, if it wasn't ‘cool’ to hate David Fincher nowadays, this would receive much more recognition. By the way, what are the guys hating Fincher trying to accomplish? I mean, you don’t have to like the guy or his films, but what are these pseudo-campaigns against him? Is it because he directed a new version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? Get FUCKING over it!
Anyways, I don’t want to sound like a snob or trying to…
I guess this site is filled of cinephiles, that's kinda obvious, isn't it? Well, *WE* all (I don't want to generalize though) tend to be afraid of giving a strongly good review of certain films. We don't want people to think we are too soft for saying great things regarding that film, or maybe they would think our tastes are very limited, whatever. On the other hand, of course, there are films praised by recognized connoisseurs that we just didn't…