I know there are a lot of people who idolize Xavier Dolan as a filmmaker and it was just a matter of time that he makes his English language debut. There are a lot of things I liked about The Death and Life of John F Donovan. First of all, it has a very stellar cast, from Kit Harrington to Natalie Portman to Thandie Newton. And Jacob Trembley is magnificent. But it’s a bit too long and can probably use a bit of editing. Still, I liked it and was touched by it.