Araki wants sometimes to do too much. In this "White Bird", taking advantage of the great novel from Laura Kasischke, he found himself again at his best (where he was with "Mysterious Skin"). A bit less pop and fancy but closer to his character and always on the right speed. It seems a very personal film. And the acting is just great (no posing, just real and simple feelings).
Greg Araki ist kein Unbekannter, Teenagern Angst einzuflössen und zu provozieren. Er scheint besessen davon, die sexuelle Entfaltung sowie die Rebellion der Teens zum Thema seiner Filme zu machen. Was White Bird in a Blizzard zu einer Kuriosität in seinem Werk macht, ist die Tatsache, dass es der erste langweilige Film Arakis geworden ist... mehr auf cinegeek.de
Gregg Araki wears his influences on his sleeves directing a Twin Peaks-ian melodrama without losing his 90s indie edge. Extremely enjoyable, especially thanks to the great soundtrack and a delightfully hammy performance by Eva Green. Also, while the direction as a whole isn't perfect the framing is all around beautiful. Ah, also the ending twist is absolutely fantastic.
Great nostalgic soundtrack, beautiful cinematography, & Eva Green in camping it up. It's too bad the story is an absolute slog to sit through. Shailene Woodley has played this role far too many times, it felt like she did this between other films she might have cared about