Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Mr. X (2014) A Film by Tessa Louise-Salomé
""Genius," "poet," "the essence of cinema," and "the shooting star of French cinema" constitute some of the high-flown terminology lobbed regularly into the ring in this auteurist documentary survey, a pretty clear sign that, whatever you think of Carax's cinema, he's now been officially and strategically asserted into the canon. No questions asked, please." My full review of Tessa Louise-Salomé's Mr. X, playing at NYC's Film Forum as part of a Leos Carax retrospective, is up now at Slant.