The Endless ★★★½

I'm loath to spoil this for fans of Benson and Moorhead, so I'll withhold detailed thoughts... Still, they are clearly serious-minded auteur filmmakers, and with The Endless, their third and most emotionally satisfying feature to date, they help to clarify their vision. While not the gobsmacking metatextual mindfuck of Resolution, their remarkably ambitious debut, this both marks an explicit return to that film's concerns and serves as an extension of Spring's handwringing over the burdens of being trapped in a cycle. Their ability to investigate Big Themes and archetypical human behavior by exploiting genre tropes is invigorating and suggests that they have a truly great film in their blood.

67/100