So, I went to see Montage of Heck last night and I’m still trying to sort out how I feel. On one hand, there were elements that worked REALLY well, moments that were profoundly (and uncomfortably) intimate, and I felt like the combination of interviews / recordings / home movies provided a lot of insight.
However, I think I would have preferred there to be like, 30% less reliance on the notebook imagery and in place of it, more… substance, maybe via a wider variety of interviews? There was so much to it, and not enough, all at once. I left unsettled, and I’m sitting here this morning with a space in my gut I can’t quite reconcile, which makes me glad I went as a ticketholder (vs. press) — I have no clue how I’d ever be able to write an objective review about any of this.
On that note, kudos to Sean Nelson for doing such a good job conveying All The Things in a way I don’t think I could ever begin to touch.