The Other Side of the Wind Reviews

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November 9, 2018
In this evocative satirical drama, Welles demonstrates a last magic act. He was still ahead of his time even at the end of his career.
November 9, 2018
While The Other Side of the Wind is not the easiest or most pleasant filmgoing experience, it's so chock full of delicious rhetoric and visual artistry that it can't be ignored.
November 9, 2018
Make no mistake, The Other Side of the Wind is an essential cinematic experience for the devoted; lush and visually confounding, as it changes aspect ratios, film stock (from B&W to color), and POV, all at a moment's notice.
November 9, 2018
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 7, 2018
It could've been better, it could've been worse. But this is the one we have. And despite everything, it's a disappointment.
November 7, 2018
There is not much of a smooth flow to this film, which is after all assembled from what Welles left behind. But it is a glorious mess that captures the sheer stress and madness of trying to make a movie.
November 7, 2018
a film of grand ambition that reflects both the turbulence of Hollywood in the early 1970s, as the old guard was giving way to the new, and the eternal struggle of artistic evolution
November 7, 2018
A stylistic tour-de-force first and foremost, a flashy, breezy and often very funny satire on the movies and reflection of Welles's own predicament.
November 6, 2018
This opening voiceover and the film's postmortem construction make it, in addition to a final masterwork by a fading mastermind, a complex and ambivalent tribute to that mind.
November 6, 2018
It's all pretty dizzying to process on first viewing, even more difficult to extricate from the incredible legend and circumstance that surrounds its existence.
November 5, 2018
The Other Side of the Wind is the type of film I wish I had weeks to discuss instead of mere hours.
November 5, 2018
Wind... contains enough inspiration and beauty to provide fodder for a film-school paper, but like (almost) everything [Welles] did it's undisciplined to the point of exasperation.
November 5, 2018
Welles' film revels in the failure and betrayal of a man before a system that understands it less and less, a quixotic and infinite search for "divine accidents", mills driven by an invisible wind whose will does not obey logic. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 5, 2018
For my own part, I was fascinated. It's a film I never thought I'd get to see, and the opportunity to spend two more hours in the company of Welles is invaluable.
November 5, 2018
Orson Welles' final film is an infuriating, brilliant, personal sign off, filled with stunning images, wit and bravura to spare. In short it's everything you hoped it would be.
November 5, 2018
As mixed of a bag it is, the very existence of The Other Side of the Wind is too intriguing for any serious film buff to not find of important value, but that doesn't make the experience necessarily great
November 5, 2018
As an experimental commentary on experimental cinema, The Other Side of the Wind is practically built on being self-indulgent. It's sort of thrilling to witness, though not very enjoyable.
November 4, 2018
Watching it in all its mish-mash glory gives you an oddly captivating feeling of deja vu, especially when it comes to its grand assortment of character actors.
November 3, 2018
I think it's a great film, and one that will interesting to re-visit and re-assess.
November 3, 2018
This is a mirror into the past, but in some truly striking ways, it is our reflection being refracted across a generation, foretold by a man who did nothing else during his earthly life other than trailblaze and set convention alight.
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