I watched this so you don't have to. Do not let my sacrifice be in vain!
Perhaps the greatest exploration of the true horror of war ever committed to film. No glory, no heroes, no victories, no purpose to the bloodshed. Just a dazed march into Hell. And yet the material is crafted so well, from the engaging cinematography to the nightmarish score to the increasingly shell-shocked lead, that you can't help but be captivated by every moment. Like a horrible fever dream, it draws you in and grabs hold of you, lingering long after the final images fade away.
A fiendishly funny, maniacly-filmed farce that's like watching two beautiful scorpions fight over a frog. Three expertly cast and acted women get locked into a tight struggle for power that reveals each to be, in turn, as smart, vicious, or helpless as the other two, and none of them are ever willing to back down from the challenge. Taking place in the early 18th century, it plays the era entirely straight while reveling in the real dirty details of the…