Sometimes it's bad in a really fun way, and sometimes it's just really boring. I tuned out for almost the entire second third of it.
Week 1: September 9th-16th
Coming of Age in the 2010s Week
Amazing performances, which I think is particularly important in a movie that could so easily slip into cliched territory. Mills is definitely attempting a balancing act here; it seems very difficult to frame a coming of age story around all the women who influenced a young man without turning those women into props for his character development. I think he mostly succeeds.
Once in a while this got a…
In my opinion: too precious and twee, too enamored with The Power Of Filmmaking, handles really serious traumatic issues too casually, and is also doesn't get as weird or dark as the subject matter requires.
I think it may be possible to do a kind of interesting reading of it as a story about this moment in film history, where we learn more and more how tainted it is by behind the scenes evil (and as we become more and…