Sam Van Haren’s review published on Letterboxd:
THE FABELMANS is something special, both in its exploration of a child truly seeing their parents and of the joys and miseries of making art. Spielberg opens his heart and as corny as it may sound it feels like a privilege to witness. Why I watch movies.
Performances are strong across the board but it’s Paul Dano and the debut from Gabriel LaBelle that will stick with me.
There are several shots, involving silhouettes, and one particular dissolve that cut through me like a machete through tissue. Final shot is perfect.