Climax ★★★★½

Gorgeous, entrancing, uncompromising, and oddly restrained for Noe. Everything is so tightly controlled from the editing to the structure, the perfect pacing, the character development, the dizzying cinematography (which feels somehow even more purposeful and marvelous here than in any of Noe’s other films); it’s just masterful filmmaking and shows a welcomed evolution of Noe’s unique style which feels uniquely suited to the material. I was completely transfixed and spent most of this first watch just in awe of what Noe was doing. I’ll probably have a lot more (very spoilery) thoughts after an imminent second watch.

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