You Were Never Really Here ★★★

Can't decide if I'm feeling festival fatigue or if this is just weak sauce compared to WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN. Certainly, there are a lot of peak quality daring formal decisions here. But I found the whole thing a bit indulgent of Phoenix's performance. But the music's incredible, the elliptical and efficient storytelling is striking, and that lake scene is a stunner. Hmmmmmmm.