I wonder if the Lumière brothers would have had second thoughts about inventing the Cinématographe had they known this is where film exhibition would lead to.
This gigantic biopic may be dense, but it’s fascinating on every level and feels inventive with each turn.
A forceful, masterfully handled, film. The powerful imagery, especially in 70mm, is engaging and totally engrossing. The explosive score also does wonders. Sound in the film has a heavy, constant presence, helping to emphasize the heaviness of silence.
The editing is especially exceptional, best of the year for sure. The story is told in its edit. Impressionistic and quite mesmerizing.