Stephen Gillespie’s review published on Letterboxd:
Update: full (glowing) review here
This needs another viewing. It’s hard to grapple with the film that is taking over from the film you think it’s going to be. In these cases it’s tempting to see this divergence as a negative, to let a fixed view define what a film can be to you, to see deviation as a flaw. This is not my beautiful film, how did I get here?!
However, a film is only what it is. This one, therefore, needs to be viewed again in the full knowledge of what it is trying to do and going to do. Rest assured, that means this film earned this response from me and feels like it’s doing something divergent and interesting.
Don’t worry, dear reader, I’m trying to weigh up if this is very good or a masterpiece.
To be continued…