Annette ★★★½

We're all familiar with the concept of a "good bad" movie, but does the converse exist, a "bad good" movie? Annette answers the question with a resounding YES. The movie has serious artistic merit and solidifies Adam Driver as the best actor of his generation, but it is flawed in content and aesthetics. These flaws aren't just surficial but rather the film is molded from the clay of these flaws in a way that is both fascinating and aggravating. The movie hates its characters and hates the very fact that it is forced to be a movie, which makes it all the more strangely alluring even as it seeks to repel.