unc film studies & media production alum
tribeca film festival #1
an unfortunate example of the fact that you can’t always just put interesting people in front of a camera and let them exist, hoping that their natural presence alone will create something profound. an immersive score by nicholas brittel does a lot of heavy lifting here for a directorial vision that felt quite empty and aimless.
preface: before this I was in the bathroom at the sinks and the lady beside me goes “dont you just love old fashioned sinks!” And I was internally like WHAT then looked up and it was TESSA THOMPSON and we proceeded to have a convo about sinks. then I go to my seat and not only is she sitting in front of me, but then Damien Chazelle comes and sits in my row a couple seats down????