Clouds of Sils Maria
First screened in September 2014
Director: Olivier Assayas. Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger, Angela Winkler, Hanns Zischler, Johnny Flynn, Aljoscha Stadelmann, Brady Corbet, Nora von Waldstätten. Screenplay: Olivier Assayas.

Twitter Capsule: Directed with Assayas' usual lightness but script underscores concepts that feel plenty clear. Disappointing.

VOR:   Assayas' famously eclectic career inspires, and he deserves points for ambition here. Some folks really love it. For me it's a Boarding Gate: fine concepts that make fragile cases for themselves.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actress (Stewart)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Supporting Actress (Stewart)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Supporting Actress (Stewart)

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