Frances Ha. Gerwig. Baumbach. Fantastic.
A major leap forward from director/writer/actor Shane Carruth's debut PRIMER. This is film as aggressive mood enhancer. Reminded me at times of early David Cronenberg, though really it felt unique and unlike anything too specific. I kept waiting for it to careen into the ditch in its final act, but it maintains its hypnotic spell all the way to its perfect, unsettling yet hopeful ending. It's great to see a filmmaker approach the science fiction genre in a mature, humanistic…