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This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A movie with decent vibes and some gigantic story issues — including a useless friend character (if she was missing the movie would owe very little) and missed opportunities to use relationships/art to further explore the ideas and intersections of beauty, illusion, violence, death, truth, and desire. Lots of interesting ideas brought up here—but either abandoned or executed in such an inartful/silly way it often gets in the way of the vibes-only scenes.
Also the assault scene was so dumb…
I think, given the medium they used (a multi-person web call) to reflect The Current Times, this is about as good something in this format could be.
Not to say it was bad, by any means, but committing to this style for the camera work is limiting in away that found footage films and one-shots simply are not. While you can be in multiple locations at once, and focus on different characters/sets of characters at a given time, the camera…
...and, they could have been me.
This was such a thoughtful and introspective movie wrapped in the blanket of a basic crime thriller.
Seeing Jane Fonda’s brilliant performance of a woman grappling with the comfort of control, emotional safety, and financial security the job provides, but which also ultimately feels numbing and unfulfilling—and is now proving dangerous—is such a harrowing, interesting, and nuanced journey to witness.
Ultimately, the danger of her current job makes the dangers of vulnerability and uncertainty…