New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of July 17, 2015
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Actually, a certain placidity seeps into too much of the film, even if McKellen is consistently enjoyable and gets a chance to share a nice moment of interplay when a still-dapper Holmes and Kelmot eventually meet on a park bench.
Sadly, there's nothing funny, or especially provocative about Alléluia since the film's impressionistic style is so shallow that one can't help but feel like you're watching a technically accomplished vision of love according to an especially angsty goth teenager.
Gael Garcia Bernal and Alice Braga are certainly not wasted in "Ardor," a visually sumptuous kind of contemporary eco-Western from Argentine director Pablo Fendrik. But what chemical reaction they try to roil never accelerates to a really satisfactory level.