The Souvenir ★★

Using Mirrors in Film 101

The one thing that I can say about The Souvenir is that I appreciate its cinematography.

But it was trying too hard.

The Souvenir exudes "film". Every scene screams at you that this is supposed to be art. That it is FILM. The script layers a film within a film within a film. And when I want to see a film... I want to see A film not three.