Spencer

Spencer ★★

An art horror film about Kristen Stewart getting trapped by current neoacademicist cinema. On those terms the most honest film Larrain has made. Score, costume and production design works hard to keept it going. Stewart is a good actress with strong physical intuitive style, but far too much of this wants for her to go recessive while Larrain works over her like he had done with Portman in the much worse Jackie. She is better whatever the movie allows her to relax which isn't often enough. The movie seems to have a hard time negotiating between public and private figures and when it actually has to reach deeply in the later mostly falls apart.

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