Jake’s review published on Letterboxd:
Definitely the kind of movie that makes me have faith that cinema as a whole has a promising future considering shit this weird and idiosyncratic is getting made at all. Formally and technically impressive, the performers give it all they’ve got, the music is witty and often memorable… and it’s just way too busy for it’s own good. Totally possible that a dedicated rewatch might fully win me over, but its kinda laborious third act takes the wind out of it a little bit. It’s never quite boring and it’s thoroughly committed (not sure how I feel about the direction the story ends up going in because it feels a little thin, tbh? Which is mildly disappointing for Carax? Could be wrong but??? Didn’t do much for me?) to its lunacy, but my enjoyment was kind of at arm’s length.