“How do you solve a problem like Annette? On one hand a glorious, bold, fascinating orgy of cinematic bravado; on the other a pretentious, silly faux-opera with unbearable music and an awkwardly leaden lead performance from Adam Driver. As usual, Marion Cotillard is heavenly and compelling, but the whole enterprise is such a unique kind of mess, I don’t know wether to admire what it’s trying to achieve or be embarrassed for its failure. Half of the audience walked out; easy to calculate since there were only 8 of us at the screening. It’s remarkably unpleasant.” — Vernon Scott, Facebook 8.7.21.