Barbara Loden did a movie back in 1970. She wrote it, directed it and starred in it. It's the story of Wanda. Loden had some success as an actress and married legendary director Elia Kazan. Maybe her real life mirrored the film to some degrees. A neglected housewife that goes off on a harrowing road to nowhere, no plan, no money, she's questioning everything and everyone involved in her life. Things get crazier when she hooks up with a dangerous…
Sinister, dark, brutal, I fucking loved it. Alex Essoe gives a brilliant, punishing, literally, performance. Pat Healy plays another sleaze with Burt Reynolds stache and everything. The girl that played Britanny Murphy on that horrible Lifetime movie is here too. The two directors here directed the shit out of their own Hollywood story. They have vision, style and balls. The score is great also. Reminded me a bit of Mulholland Dr. Thanks Matt for the factoid.
The most ambitious film the Spierig brothers have done. And their best. They reteam with Ethan Hawke for this trippy, time travel adventure. Forget explaining anything about it. The joy is just to watch it unfold, expertly under the direction of the Spierig brothers. I wonder how they'll top this one. It's gonna be great. By the way, Sarah Snook gives one of the best performances I've seen this year in a brave, complicated and very moving acting job.