Day for Night – Review

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Passion is one among many things that fuels life. If François Truffaut’s film Day for Night was about anything else, then there’s a much more difficult task because it’s a film that feels so in love with everything it presents but in the best way. François Truffaut, being one of the pioneers of the French New Wave with films like The 400 Blows and Jules and Jim, pays his own tribute to films through Day for Night and to those who make movies – a real treat for those who love movies in general. But maybe there’s a key to why Day for Night is anywhere near as powerful as it is. Films like Day for Night seem to make a clear statement about what’s needed most with art and how it reflects perfectly for those who watch – the love letter that films deserved just as much as filmmaking did.

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It’s Only the End of the World – Review

At the risk of starting up controversy it was something that I still feel is worth noting anyways because in spite of being an LGBT Canadian, I don’t care for the films of Xavier Dolan outside of Mommy. While I have nothing but great admiration for the efforts that are put into the work given Dolan’s young age I still face great trouble even trying to connect with many of his own stylistic choices and said feelings have held me back from watching It’s Only the End of the World. Dolan carries a very aggressive nature when it comes to talking about how some of his own films feel, but nowhere has it ever been nearly as aggravating as it was in here. It highlights the worst sort of melodrama, and even as someone who is not a particularly huge fan, it was the least I would ever expect of Dolan.

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