The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch ★★★★★

A love letter to journalism and French cinema and I cannot help but feel profound sadness that Trufffaut wasn’t alive to see it. The love oozes from this film, both of the craft itself and of all that came before to make it what it is today, The large quantities of inspiration are plastered across this film just as vibrantly as the cement blocks painted by Moses Rosenthaler or the prose recited by Roebuck Wright, yet it is distinctly original — a synthesis that is difficult to hone. A synthesis that is the goal of any creative endeavor. Of any creative, point blank. It has made me want to write for the first time in over a year, it has made me love cinema again. I am very grateful

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