Titane ★★★½

Not everything in this worked for me, and I don’t think I would go see it again, but I really appreciated the desexualized female body and genuine use of the female gaze. Even elements of the introductory scene, where we see dancers performing atop muscle cars, felt observational and objective. It would’ve been really easy to involve the camera in this scene, close up, pan, cut, and dip into a different territory, but the vision and the direction was strong, and held the line. Characters were well-rounded and the audience was not made to leer through the lens. I think this movie charmed me right out of the gate but proceeded to lose me the longer it went on, although I can’t say I was bored for a second of it. A home run for all women who are weird and gross!

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