ellis’s review published on Letterboxd:
Atmosphere and aesthetic are great things when they support likeable and interesting characters, sadly CMBYN makes an interesting atmosphere and the depth of this movie pretty much stops there.
I don’t mind a slowly paced movie but this is so uneventful until the third act where we get that 1-2-3 emotional punch of the Michael Stuhlbarg speech, phone call and fireplace scene, I can only imagine how brutal these scenes would have been with actual characters.
I can’t believe Timothee played a character with more depth in 15 minutes of Lady Bird than a 2 hour film but such is life.
Sufjan Stevens’ is also cool btw.