Annette ★★★★½

Lovers on the bow.

Pure cinema.

A travelogue of emotional logic. Pitched between A STAR IS BORN and THE TALES OF HOFFMANN.

Similar to the songs of Sparks, ANNETTE coasts on a sense of playfulness barely disguising the emotional honesty beneath. Absurdism as a conceit and as a defense mechanism.

My favorite film of 2021 so far.