Cosmos ★★★

Refreshing but not deep. It took me a bit before I realized the stories are interwoven in strict chronological order: it’s just that the first four segments overlap in time, so the scenes are intercut.

Three of them stood out. In my favorite, Jennifer Alleyn crafts a mood out of chance meetings, late at night. It made me wistful. My second favorite was Denis Villeneuve‘s whimsical therapy session in which he works out his anxiety about the publicity required to be a successful director. My third favorite was Manon Briand‘s hang out story, which didn’t have much of a narrative but which was as gorgeous. 

Everything else was at least funny. I can’t say there was a coherent mood or feel, but as an anthology it was perfectly watchable.

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