Clouds of Sils Maria Reviews

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August 14, 2020
Olivier Assayas has created a marvellous film here.
July 23, 2020
[A] fascinating, flawlessly performed drama...
July 1, 2020
Assayas never set out to contemplate the (un)reality of [the celebrity actor] world in the first place. Or did he?
June 26, 2020
It has superb performances by Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart. [Full review in Spanish]
December 4, 2019
Sils Maria is the ultimate hangout movie. Maybe when I say hangout movie you think of Richard Linklater or Kevin Smith, but I'd take Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche spending quality time on a mountain over those any day. [TOP 50 FILMS OF THE DECADE]
August 30, 2019
It took its time, but Clouds of Sils Maris is definitely a memorable and thought-provoking festival watch driven home by the excellent performances and chemistry between Binoche and Stewart.
August 5, 2019
Assayas has built a beautiful character driven drama of depth and resonance all centered around the interactions between three women with well-developed complex rules.
June 30, 2019
While Assayas is busy naval-gazing, the three actresses manage to snatch Clouds of Sils Maria away from him - keeping the focus where it ought to be in the first place.
May 10, 2019
Clouds of Sils Maria pertinently discusses the nature of interpreting art, but its tedious attention to paparazzi-plagued celebrities is shallower and skews its already meandering trajectory.
April 5, 2019
Clouds of Sils Maria is at its most captivating when observing the discourse between Binoche and Stewart as the pair masterfully ricochet lines off one another in a volatile ballet of remarkable linguistic dexterity.
March 5, 2019
It's rare to see such a well-developed, female-centric dramas these days, so kudos to Assayas for writing/directing one that also feels authentic.
November 10, 2018
A fantastic commentary on modern celebrity, PR, image politics and the struggle to retain personal integrity amid the sheer swirl of the internet and digital media culture.
August 31, 2018
A finely crafted psychological study and thriller that operates on several levels, the here and now, the past, and the future and the way our personas shift over time around an unchanging core, like The Snake.
August 27, 2018
A multi-faceted portrait of a woman confronting the demons of age and obsolescence... This is an enjoyable, well written and well acted, serious and yet consistently entertaining movie from beginning to end.
August 26, 2018
hat kind of lightness and ease of movement really carries you past some script miscues and tonal shifts to make Clouds of Sils Maria an enjoyable experience.
August 23, 2018
Assayas knows the elite region of entertainers inside and out, and Stewart's performance will make you see her beyond the horrors and stupidities of the Twilight series.
August 21, 2018
"Clouds of Sils Maria" is simply stunning, visually as well as with its story and acting. It raises questions of immortality, aging, and what success truly is. It is a story of one woman's life - it's a story of every woman's life.
February 16, 2018
... this variation on "All About Eve" is far smarter and more deft at avoiding clich - or at least having fun with it - than most films that are made about the lives of performers.
November 16, 2017
It moves with a direct clarity, introducing its ideas out loud and letting its excellent actresses move and articulate the mise en scne.
November 7, 2017
It's easier to evoke a cinematic tradition through a few italicized stylistic tendencies than it is to convincingly fabricate a modern masterpiece of European drama through a few lines of dialogue.
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