The Handmaiden ★★★★½

first reaction: Porn for people who love Park Chan-wook, PORN for people who don't.

since then... i cannot stop thinking about this wonderful, pervy, three-tiered layer cake of bawdy sapphic brilliance. it has problems out the [trump voice] *everywhere,* but a greater bouquet of virtues than many were willing to recognize out of Cannes.

one of the best films of the year. well, one of the *most* films of the year, anyway.