Nostalgia (2018)

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Nostalgia: Directed by Mark Pellington. With Hugo Armstrong, Shinelle Azoroh, Annalise Basso, Ellen Burstyn. A mosaic of stories about love and loss, exploring our relationship to the objects, artifacts, and memories that shape our lives.

“Didnu0026#39;t know a whole lot about this, and I assume it really wasnu0026#39;t in many peopleu0026#39;s radar this month. I havenu0026#39;t really seen much of Mark Pellingtonu0026#39;s work outside of The Mothman Prophecies (which I liked quite a bit). Main reason for wanting to check this film out was the fact that the film employs a really talented cast. Iu0026#39;m always a fan of Jon Hamm getting more roles in film as he is a great actor. This film was tedious, slow, and a failed attempt at an interesting idea.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis film links a few stories and characters together through a common thread of loss, love, and memories from objects. We start off by seeing an insurance agent and eventually his story links with another character who in turn links with a different one for segments of different stories. I like the idea quite a bit and Iu0026#39;ve seen this type of storytelling work in the past, but this film canu0026#39;t utilize this method with success. Its a dull affair.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe cast is great as expected, especially Catherine Keener in a nice standout role. The characters donu0026#39;t carry any weight and its easy to lose track of oneu0026#39;s story as its just boring and bland. You sit there thinking that nothing even goes on. This is okay if thereu0026#39;s some sort of style or intriguing dialogue that adds to the story, but none of that happens here. Near the end I was just hoping for it to end.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere may be few who will find this film to be a moving experience but for me its a film that tries to hard to be spiritual and emotional while never leaving first gear. I see what is being attempted but the film has no weight to its characters or their turmoils. Not in any rush to see anything else from Mark Pellington unfortunately.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e6/10”


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