The Other Side of the Wind2018
The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
Critic Consensus: A satisfying must-watch for diehard cineastes, The Other Side of the Wind offers the opportunity to witness a long-lost chapter in a brilliant filmmaker's career.
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Critic Reviews for The Other Side of the Wind
It's impossible to say whether the resulting product is what Welles would have created, but what exists certainly provides much food for thought.
Sure to be wildly overpraised and cursorily dismissed, The Other Side of the Wind is often awful and frequently great, occasionally at the same time. The main thing is that it gives Welles the last word.
Overall, Wind magnificently displays Welles' filmmaking brilliance while baring the aging auteur's frailties and frustrations.
Welles and his collaborators have made an almost weightless film of ellipses and shards; as the camera ricochets at surprising angles and scenes slide into one another, the project recalls the energy and dynamism of Jean-Luc Godard.
Orson Welles' final film is an infuriating, brilliant, personal sign off, filled with stunning images, wit and bravura to spare. In short it's everything you hoped it would be.
Audience Reviews for The Other Side of the Wind
The concept is deceptively pedestrian but it allows Welles to play around with a lot of different ideas. Most interesting is his examination of how "Auteur Machismo" is ultimately just bullshit, perfectly articulated by the pretentious and shallow film within the film.
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