Annette ★★★★★

…well, I’ve seen it!

And it was nothing short of a miracle. Both exactly and nothing like what I thought it would be. 

Carax and Sparks reinvent the movie musical and create THE movie opera; he brings back the actually sexy sex scene, a concept that has been severely lacking from Western mainstream cinema; introduces one of the most horrifying props cinema has ever seen (which doubles as an incredibly effective way of portraying paternal fragility) and makes it the movie of the year. 

Some will love it, lots will hate it. And that’s my favourite kind of film. Adam deserves an Oscar, but won’t get it, of course.

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