First screened in September 2018
Director: Peter Strickland. Cast: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Jaygann Ayeh, Gwendoline Christie, Leo Bill, Hayley Squires, Julian Barratt, Steve Oram, Richard Bremmer, Susanna Capellaro, Fatma Mohamed, Caroline Catz, Pano Masti, Antonio Mancino. Screenplay: Peter Strickland. Twitter Capsule:
Strickland has such good sonic and optical tricks up his demon-sleeve but puts them to arbitrary and mostly asinine use.
Michael: "Pre-POS-terous! Does he hate women??" Nina: "I was so BORED!" Heidi: "Auf Wiedersehen..." Santino: "I dug it?" Nina: [Eyeroll]
I get that nobody else makes movies like this, but there's a reason for that. Even its most audacious conceits tend to get clumsily handled.