The Other Side of the Wind ★★★★


Cinema for cinephiles. Everyone/anyone else will be left out of the loop. The meta nature is off the charts, with so many whip-smart, blink and you'll miss references in the form of character, style, writing, and placement. A grand experiment that works for sure, but for who? Orson? Probably just him, and that's ok. A colossal achievement, decades in the making, that exists past legacy and even time - whatever that means. Meaning. Some moments have it, others don't. The ones that don't are meant that way and the ones that do could be a result of serendipity.

Fourth wall breaks, breaks of fourth wall breaks, returns back to narrative linear storytelling, etc etc. It's a gem, but what do we use those for? To look at, or to be seen with?