Marriage Story, 9/10 - Wow, I actually wasn't expecting much from this. While I have liked some of Baumbach's films I wouldn't exactly say I've been bowled over by his quirky, indie New York-isms, until now. A simplistic way of looking at it is that this is The Squid and the Whale, Mark II, but made by a much more mature artist. And this is a much greater achievement. Easily the director's best film and a cinch Oscar nom for picture, direction, script and both leads, maybe for supporting as well. To me the biggest surprise is ScarJo, someone I haven't really considered much of an actress up to this point, but she, like the rest of the cast, is sensational.
6/10 - it's interesting at the beginning, then tone and plot shifting kill some momentum and gradually the suspense disappeares. Music is great, though.
Also, make no mistake, while Helen Hunt is top billed her role is thankless and adds very little to the overall story.
Of course the puppets are great for the most part, it's quite charming and probably works for children of a certain age even today. But without any nostalgic attachement, it's a tad irritating and repetitive.
Jules et Jim: 7/10
(François Truffaut, 1962)
Liked it, didn't love it, especially because the characters are more than flawed and sometimes hard to empathize with, especially Jeanne Moreau's Catherine, and I didn't know how to assess the sexism that's so apparent. But it's still an interesting watch, stylistically and narratively progressive and surprising at every turn (just some of the ADR is terribly done), and a great example for Truffaut's unique vision.
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