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Diane Reviews

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September 25, 2019
Similar to Alfonso Cuaron's Roma, Kent Jones' film takes a look at the life of a caregiver with an intimate yet depressing eye. Sadly, it is not as clear and as visionary as Cuaron's film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2019
It's a very slow burn... But by the end, I feel that she had revealed these different layers and I thought it worked.
August 21, 2019
Despite the strictly naturalistic register of most of the film, there are a few moments of near-surreal beauty...
August 2, 2019
Diane is a rare thing: an unsentimental and honest indie film about the radical power of kindness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 8, 2019
There's not a better movie in theaters than this sometimes-surreal, surprising, marvelously wise and humane one directed by Kent Jones.
May 29, 2019
With a thoughtful touch, [Kent] Jones and his ensemble cast offer a highly relatable slice-of-life character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 12, 2019
The film's existential questions ultimately inspire one to sit up in the movie theatre and wonder, "Why am I here?"
May 10, 2019
We usually expect that a film named after its protagonist will sooner or later reveal everything about that person, give us the whole woman; Diane, by contrast, comes in pieces
May 9, 2019
Kent Jones, primarily known as a film critic, clearly understands what makes a good story and how best to tell it. There's not a false note in the movie, a point where you might think: "oh, no one actually would say that."
May 3, 2019
Jones is less interested in narrative than he is in mood and tone. Many of the scenes in "Diane" are set-pieces, all featuring Diane doing her daily rounds... And in all this, actress Place is perfect.
April 30, 2019
The film's pacing will be a struggle for younger audiences, the subject matter, a bitter and unpleasant pill for older audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 27, 2019
The film is an empathetic look at a character who is trying to stay strong for everyone around her, but as the film progresses, we see a Diane with tired eyes and a demeanour drained of that matriarchal strength.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2019
Yes to everything about Place, whose performance is wonderfully specific. Her face, away from other characters' eyes, collapses into a semaphore of disappointment, with a down-turned mouth, and a far-away stare.
Full Review | Original Score: B-plus
April 25, 2019
Diane is a sublime puzzle of a movie, resolving itself without completely yielding its secrets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2019
The reason Diane (the film) exists is not to propose and then solve a mystery, but to engage with Diane (the person).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2019
...documents the personal burden of care on the caregiver.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 24, 2019
Diane's bittersweet poetry is especially striking when you realize that this is writer-director Kent Jones's first narrative feature
April 17, 2019
Mary Kay Place is very good as a woman whose life is full of despair. The movie is just too much of a trudge through the bad times of "Diane's" life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 14, 2019
Mary Kay Place offers a performance of modest yet immodest grandeur, one that is measured yet oh-so-effortless, at the heart of Diane. Her emotional breadth in the narrative directorial debut of Kent Jones is essential.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 12, 2019
"Diane" is a sharp, attuned, quiet stunner that underplays at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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