Possessor

Possessor ★★★

Outstanding f/x work and practical craft in a total mindscrew of a drama. A hired killer possesses unwitting victims through sci-fi future tech to commit murder, destroying their lives in the process. But something goes wrong and her mind gets entangled with her latest mark. My frustration is only that the film is relentlessly grim, and deeply unpleasant to watch at times. Very few people on screen ever elevate themselves to the level of real characters, and the ones that do suffer endlessly. The craft is impeccable, but it's in service of a movie that's an endurance test to watch.