Anderson is a portraitist who specializes in characters with longings that they can barely understand.
The film can be mesmerizing, but its philosophizing lapses into clichés about the distractions and decadence of modern society.
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Cyrano will make you wish that Joe Wright had been more interested in the material at the center of his house of flourishes.
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Del Toro’s heart beats louder when he allows himself to play, dreaming his own dreams and respecting his heroes enough to sully them.
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The push and pull between gradual buildup and apocalyptic rupture allows the film to infiltrate the mind and recalibrate our sensitivity to time.
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Like Vice before it, the film too often uses satire as a tool of castigation rather than as a means of truly taking on the status quo.
Like all Sorkin-penned characters, this film’s version of Lucille Ball is a mouthpiece for his brand of smarmy, know-it-all sarcasm.
Guillermo del Toro reimagines an agonizing, still shocking noir as an exhibit in a wax museum.
For a while, though, Olivia Colman’s performance carries the film, with little narrative distraction or stylistic conspicuousness.
The film is a thoughtful examination of the human desire for it and the accompanying hope that it may exorcise the emptiness we feel.