The Royal Road 2015

The Royal Road

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A meditation on love, remembrance, and California history.

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (3)

  • Suffused with melancholy, longing, and chagrin, Jenni Olson's supple cine-essay The Royal Road is, above all, a film against forgetting.

    October 27, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A breathtaking cinematic essay.

    February 11, 2015 | Full Review…
  • If this ambitious film finally never quite coheres into a single whole, something which an artificial division into several chapters only helps to underline, it does provide a lot to chew on along the way.

    January 23, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A poetic film essay that uses landscape photography and voiceover narration to ruminate on a wide swath of topics ...

    January 23, 2015 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • It's reminiscent of Chris Ware's Building Stories: people are fleeting but the building remains. The Royal Road is as much of a love letter to a place as it is a love letter to a person.

    August 18, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Although I fight this desire in myself I can't help wishing The Royal Road was more vivid: bolder and dirtier.

    March 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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