Tag: Cristian Mungiu

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Colette: ** ½
The Sisters Brothers: ****

Two recent films both had the misfortune of being tagged as “tonally uneven” by a number of publications.[1] The first, Wash Westmoreland’s Colette, is a biopic of Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley), a fin de siècle Frenchwoman who ghostwrote novels for her husband Willy (Dominic West). In Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers, on the other hand, two sibling assassins, Eli (John C. Reilly) and Charlie Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix), are ordered to track down and kill a prospector (Riz Ahmed) during the California Gold Rush.

Even though both Colette and Sisters can be described as tonally inconsistent, this condition doesn’t affect the two films in the same way.

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*** ½ (out of 4)

Anyone who’s ever been through high school knows how far some parents are willing to go to ensure their children “get the future they deserve.” But even by those standards, the main character in Graduation, the latest movie from Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, stands out for his sheer tenacity.

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