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AReginald’s review published on Letterboxd:
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I wasn't sure what I should've expected going into my first Denis film; all I knew was that I loved the cast, and decided to go for it. I can't really summarize my thoughts very well, but this is absolutely going to need another viewing. I loved the commentary on exploitation and the ruthless attitude society has on convicts. The performances were great (thank you 3 stacks for bringing a breathe of fresh air), the sets and lighting were cool, the story was good, but I feel like I'm missing something. Maybe it was the non-linear storytelling I wasn't used to, or the possible logistical plot issues of the third act with teenage Willow knowing a lot of information seemingly out of nowhere (although the writing does allude her being taught by Monte and learning from "the random images from Earth", I wish that was more concrete in the script). Something was holding me back from adoring this film, hopefully, another watch in the future will do me good. Either way, there's lot to praise about in this movie, and I still got a lot out of it.