The Other Half’s emotional resonance is consistently stifled by excessively gloomy aesthetic and stylistic tics.
Xavier Dolan’s tremendous empathy for the abandoned, medicated, and economically stressed is given full visual flight.
Dolan employs an assortment of stylistic elements that, through their extravagance, stop him just short of owning his characters’ emotions.
This transfer of Xavier Dolan’s bracing and heartbreaking romantic melodrama is just okay, but the truly good news is that Laurence Anyways is now widely available in this country.
We’ve compiled a list of the finest film performances delivered by actors this year, at least until this point.
It takes cojones for a filmmaker to chase Fassbinder’s ghost, but it takes heart and talent to damn near catch up with it.