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Has Xavier Dolan’s Own Filmmaking Style Caught Up with Him?

Allow me to make one thing very clear about Quebecois director Xavier Dolan from the outset: he is an undeniably talented filmmaker. As much has been clear since his cinematic debut, I Killed My Mother,

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Symmetry, Shot, Closeup: How Xavier Dolan Makes His Film

Everything has its own personal style. You have a personal style of managing things out; your mom has a personal style of making toasts;  a favorite store at the corner has a personal style of

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2019: A Mixed Year for Xavier Dolan

It’s perhaps old hat by now to say that Xavier Dolan has established himself as one of Canada’s foremost auteurs ever since his auspicious debut, I Killed My Mother, at the tender age of 20,

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Final Comments on Xavier Dolan

Last week I concluded my review series of Xavier Dolan’s films with his latest (and possibly most disappointing) effort, It’s Only the End of the World. I have already made my opinions clear on each

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It’s Only the End of the World (Review)

Accomplished filmmaking is a question of consistency on a number of different fronts…but few filmmakers produce consistently accomplished works. It is understandable that a director will not always get things right in the quest of

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Mommy (Review)

The relationship between a mother and son is a recurring theme in each of Xavier Dolan’s film. While it may be fleeting in Heartbeats, or part of the greater whole like in Laurence Anyways, it

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