Sunday, November 26, 2017

Playtime (1967)

Director: Jacques Tati. Cast: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden. 115 min. No Rated. France/Italy. Comedy.

I don't read reviews before movies, or before writing my own. But then there's the rare phenomenon many believe must be seen in its original 70 mm projection, Spielberg paid homage to by The Terminal, and Truffaut called "a film from another planet". I enjoyed it, but broke my own rule, read a review, and realized how groundbreaking it was - and how well the critic described my impression better than I ever could. So why bother writing a review, or waste your time reading it? Watch the movie, read Ebert's review, and be glad there's a profession called film criticism.

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