With each film I see from Chazelle I’m so confused why he’s so beloved. I will say this is a slight improvement over his previous two features but I feel like i’m in a la la land where things don’t make sense. For such a long film not much story is told, Foy standouts above the rest of the cast but i believe that is because of her talent and not because of the film makers involved.
Stewart will always be known for Twilight and at this point I've moved on from arguing how great she is so everytime I see her I'm not surprised my her talent. Shopper is arguably the greatest use of Stewart so far and Assayas knows her natural charisma brings so much to each role she plays. The film was such a well paced and quietly thrilling film I might have to watch it more times.
This movie was made for the money and clearly not that much effort was put into it as the executives expected us to feel Star Wars warmth again. The cast is mixed to awful and characters are nameless figures completing a mission we know the result of giving us no stakes in the lives of these characters.