High Life

High Life ★★

Genuinely liked the first and final 20 minutes (they have a distinctly different focus than the rest of the film), but everything in between was a chore to sit through honestly. I’ve been consistently underwhelmed by Denis’ work, but this is the first time I’ve genuinely had no idea what she was going for. The sexual component of this is thought-provoking when first introduced but takes a disappointing turn. The glacially slow movement is broken up only by the rare scene of violence, all of which are intense but don’t really make sense narratively. At least the lighting is pretty?

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