It's over two hours long but feels shorter. A great documentary about the oligarch sent to jail by Putin's administration, released on the eve of the Sochi Olympics and spurred on to work with anti-Putin movements across Europe. Even more, it is a film about a country moving from communism to capitalism, from Jeltsin to Putin, and from (almost) demoracy to practically dictatorship.
I might still add or redact a star, because I simply can’t wrap my head around this one. There’s a lot to love here – a breezy L.A. atmosphere with some sinister end-of-an-era undertones, gorgeous cinematography, a historically hyper-aware vision of Hollywood, awesome performances by DiCaprio, Pitt and, especially, Robbie – but it’s also quite long and lacking a clear direction in a way I didn’t always care for. The finale is 5/5 filmmaking and left me almost in tears.