The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Mr. Amalric plays Yves as a still-besotted fan of Barbara, and as a director he's a still-besotted fan of Ms. Balibar's. He is wise in his enthusiasms.
An oddly alluring film that does a double backflip on hokey showbiz-bio convention: not an informative introduction to the singer by any means, but a suitably eccentric evocation of her creative essence.
Apart from occasional highs linked to songs, such as a beautiful scene of Brigitte in silhouette at the piano singing "Je ne sais pas dire," there's not much development here.
In Barbara, the process of filmmaking is shown to be a nesting series of shells that allow one to be simultaneously freed and lost.
An explosion of formats and textures, layers of narrative, aesthetic, like vital onion layers, in which everything is confused and nothing is incomprehensible. [Full Review in Spanish]
[Mathieu] Amalric confirms he is a filmmaker in full control of his own vision, which intensifies from one title to the next. [Full review in Spanish]
A prodigious polyhedral dialog between archive, myth and representation that surpasses the musical biopic... [Full review in Spanish]
...a film so sincere, it sometimes seems unreal. [Full Review in Spanish]
Beyond a portrait, Barbara is also a polyhedral analysis and exalted of the process of construction of any character. [Full review in Spanish]
A film if you want something chaotic and disjointed, but absolutely fascinating. [Full review in Spanish]
Funny and caustic, the film ends up being a delight, although I doubt it has power outside of French lands. [Full review in Spanish]
Strange and appealing, Barbara offers stimulating readings. [Full review in Spanish]
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