Matthias & Maxime
First screened in August 2019
Director: Xavier Dolan. Cast: Gabriel D'Almeida Freitas, Xavier Dolan, Pier-Luc Funk, Antoine Pilon, Samuel Gauthier, Adib Alkhalidey, Harris Dickinson, Anne Dorval, Micheline Bernard, Marilyn Castonguay, Catherine Brunet, Alexandre Bourgeois. Screenplay: Xavier Dolan.

Twitter Capsule: Such poor directorial judgment, from pacing to music to handling of actors. Avoids depth where potential exists.

VOR:   Earned some fond, "comeback"-style reviews at Cannes, but I still see a rut. Lack of clear perspective on its tale typified by abrupt finish.

Photo © 2019 Sons of Manual

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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