The Other Side of the Wind

2018

The Other Side of the Wind

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A satisfying must-watch for diehard cineastes, The Other Side of the Wind offers the opportunity to witness a long-lost chapter in a brilliant filmmaker's career.

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A satire of Hollywood, The Other Side of the Wind focuses on the last days of a legendary film director named Jake Hannaford (played by John Huston), who is struggling to forge his last great comeback as a major filmmaker. Hannaford is hard at work on his final masterpiece, The Other Side of The Wind.

Cast

John Huston
as Jake Hannaford
Peter Bogdanovich
as Brooks Otterlake
Robert Random
as John Dale
Susan Strasberg
as Julie Rich
Oja Kodar
as Actress

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Critic Reviews for The Other Side of the Wind

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (82) | Rotten (16)

  • It's impossible to say whether the resulting product is what Welles would have created, but what exists certainly provides much food for thought.

    February 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Overall, Wind magnificently displays Welles' filmmaking brilliance while baring the aging auteur's frailties and frustrations.

    November 30, 2018 | Full Review…

    Bill Keveney

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • Welles and his collaborators have made an almost weightless film of ellipses and shards; as the camera ricochets at surprising angles and scenes slide into one another, the project recalls the energy and dynamism of Jean-Luc Godard.

    November 9, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Having seen it, my overwhelming feeling is not exaltation but sadness. I look at this maddening pastiche and think of all the great movies he might have made.

    November 2, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • It's not a rose-dud.

    November 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A cracked, corrosive, savagely compromised vision it unmistakably is. A mock documentary avant la lettre, Other Side of the Wind has a jagged syntax that would have felt startling in the '70s and, decades later, has lost little of its restless vitality.

    November 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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  • Nov 03, 2018
    The concept is deceptively pedestrian but it allows Welles to play around with a lot of different ideas. Most interesting is his examination of how "Auteur Machismo" is ultimately just bullshit, perfectly articulated by the pretentious and shallow film within the film.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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