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I must have a Xavier Dolan mini-marathon prior to seeing this. But I really cannot wait. Just been watching the standing ovation videos from Cannes. That, right there, is one of the dreams. To have something you have helped create be applauded like that after watching it. Personally, when I write, I often think about that audience, and whether or not they will get to their feet at the end as a result.
“I must have a Xavier Dolan mini-marathon…”
Invite ME please, if you can somehow lay your hands on Tom at the Farm.
I have Heartbeats, but not watched it yet. I will have a good look online when I get home. I doubt Netflix will have it.
Netflix has 3 of his movies on instant. Pretty cool seeing them on there!
Wow! I underestimated Netflix. I was going to sign up but was never quite sure. This might be the turning point. Get the popcorn Ryan!
I really hope they release Tom at the Farm on Netflix soon, I watched the other 3 and love Heartbeats so much. Still holding out hope that they’ll release Mommy in U.S. theaters.
Worst case scenario we’ll get to see it *some time* before MOMMY
I didn’t rate HEARTBEATS, but I do love I KILLED MY MOTHER, and fwiw really want to see LAURENCE again. That and THE IMMIGRANT while highly caffeinated.
Robin Write, Netflix has upped there game in the instant streaming movies. I’m proud to say I’ve got 2 from Kelly Reichardt, 3 from Dolan and plenty other classics from the 60s. They’ve been adding some great indies as of late.
Bryce, I’ve only watched about 20 minutes of I Killed My Mother and I think it’s pretty damn good. I haven’t seen anything else of his and I kick myself for it since they’re in my queue…but I think Laurence Anyways is near 3 hours long so I know I’d have to dedicate a whole evening to watch it. And then probably another hour to sit in silence and reflect and maybe cry, not in any order.
Like Charlotte in Lost In Translation, I’m in!
Kane I love his formal daring, I think MOMMY might rev up the disruption, perhaps even get to subversion. but let’s not throw away that word so easily — as it stands I sin nearly every week with “masterpiece”.
You twitter people should really get with https://twitter.com/netflix_bot
Dolan is a rare creature – a true original, I hope he sticks to his word and takes a break to continue his studies. Hands off, Hollywood.
I Killed My Mother was very good, Heartbeats was artistic and i liked Dolan in it but the film lacked really meaty content, Tom at the Farm was okay and I didn’t like Laurence Anyways. I’m really looking forward to Mommy, I’m expecting it to be Dolan’s best.
His movies appear to be unavailable to stream for me on Netflix. Is this because I am in the UK I wonder?
Robin, that may be but I don’t know what Netflix does and doesn’t allow in different countries. Sorry you’re missing out
It’s okay I have figured it out. I won’t be missing out after all.
Ryan, it’s available on DVD on the Canadian version of Amazon for $22 (about $20 US). I can order and send it to you, if you like, but the site says it will take about 1 or 2 months to get here, by which time it will probably be available down in the States.
Alan of Montreal,
Aww, thanks. That’s really sweet of you. I’ve ordered Canadian editions of movies from Amazon.ca before. Not hard to do, but usually much faster delivery estimate. (My blu-ray of Far From Heaven came from Canada, because there’s no US edition). Since it will be months before I get to see Mommy, there’s no reason for the completionist inside me to panic just yet I’ll hold off for now and keep an eye out for faster delivery on Tom at the Farm. Thanks for the very nice offer though.
You’ve seen it? How it is? How does it compare with Dolan’s previous films?
I actually haven’t seen it–after I saw J’ai tue ma mere, I was so underwhelmed by what I saw that I just never took an interest in his work (I find Jean-Marc Vallee’s and Denis Villeneuve’s quebecois work more interesting). The reviews for Tom at the Farm were good here, but it didn’t seem to catch fire as much as his other works.