A pretty picture, but a rather unfortunately hollow one that doesn't really have a lot to say about its subject matter. Dramatically however, it is quite satisfying at times thanks to a pair of decent central performances.
Magical realism is one of cinema's greatest treasures and Petite Maman is a triumphant addition to the canon. Tender, humane, enchanting work of art that uses its simplicity to great effect, mining excellent child performances from the talented young stars and further affirming Céline Sciamma's exponential growth as a filmmaker who is no longer merely very good but perhaps one of the few essential film makers of our time.
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"The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world. God versus man"
By far, the most interesting thing about Zac Snyder's hefty and crowded superhero epic is that it is more of a reflection of our times than an escape from them like so many comic book movies are. While Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier had some brilliant things to say about the state of government espionage and the civil liberty issues that come with it, it was…