Friday, May 22, 2015
Clouds of Sils Maria Review
In describing that plot, it may seem really simple and boring, but admittedly that's because I left a lot of the details of the movie and the play inside out because I want you to have the same experience that I had as I was watching this movie. Then when you're done the watching this movie, you should come talk to me because I need someone to discuss this movie with. The best word to use when describing this movie is "subtle." This movie is very subtle. So subtle that I can totally understand if you go the whole movie without even catching on to what is happening. But if you walk out of the movie and say that it is dumb because nothing interesting happened, then I'd challenge you to go back and watch it again, paying more attention this time. There's also a whole lot of interesting themes throughout this whole movie that can be discussed. I'm not going to say what those themes are, but the more you think about everything that happened in the movie, the more things you can pick up and discuss and thus the more interesting the movie becomes.
Overall I think Clouds of Sils Maria is a very subtle movie that deserves to be seen. As it never really expanded very far and is almost gone at this point, you may have to wait till it shows up on DVD or in Redbox before you see it, but when you do get that chance, you should take it. Yes it's a slow moving movie, but there are a lot of layers to this movie and a lot of themes hidden throughout the movie that make it one of the more fascinating movies so far this year. And of course it is led by a great trio of actresses in Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chlöe Grace Moretz that all do a fantastic job of making their respective characters very interesting. I know it's the summer movie season which means big blockbusters and huge special effects, but if you need a quick break from that type of movie and want to watch a slower character piece that makes you think, then you should find and watch Clouds of Sils Maria. My grade for the movie is a 9/10.