Short Cuts

Short Cuts ★★★★½

One of the quickest 3 hour movies I’ve ever seen. I didn’t want it to end. 

Every time I watch a new Altman film I’m blown away by this man’s artistry. His films feel so natural and lifelike yet so unique and stylistic. Short Cuts, which might very well be my favorite of his, is no exception.

A big movie with a big ensemble cast. Usually when a movie has a cast as large as this, there can be certain characters who aren’t as developed as others, or some that get sidelined. That isn’t the case here, however. Every single character is really well developed and not a single storyline felt out of place.

This is one of those films where everything about it just works and each aspect compliments each other so incredibly well. Altman brings some terrific performances out of all these great actors and NOTHING feels muddled or underused. A hilarious, dark and poignant film about interconnectedness and life in America. It may feel a little incoherent and loose at times, but isn’t that kind of the point? Life is weird.

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