Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo Reviews

May 25, 2019
Beyond being tiresome, Intermezzo is just plain ugly, with seemingly little care given to the image - odd, perhaps, given that the film is so clearly and confrontationally about its own director's gaze.
Top Critic
May 24, 2019
In practice, however, the film is a slog of epic proportions, its trancelike repetitiveness threatening to destroy this critic's fragile grasp on time itself, ushering me into a new plane of star-child boredom.
May 24, 2019
Kechiche devotes about 60% of its runtime to extreme close-ups of jiggling female derrieres. And while that horrifyingly unexaggerated statistic may sound like a bit of a red flag to begin with, it only gets worse...
May 24, 2019
Almost the very first shot is of a woman's naked bottom, massively filling the screen, like an inflatable by Terry Gilliam.
May 24, 2019
Kechiche has always been an admirer of the female posterior, but here he shifts styles into what could be called gluteus maximalism, filling the screen with frantically gyrating hindquarters for literal hours on end.
May 24, 2019
[A] terminally indulgent macho doodle posing as a movie.
Top Critic
May 24, 2019
A dismaying creative dead end from an abundantly gifted filmmaker, the new film escalates its predecessor's cheeky protest to a form of acute auteur trolling.