The Hunger ★★★★

Positively dripping with atmosphere, this is a shadowy, melancholic and erotic film that left me absolutely gobsmacked. The cinematography is top notch, and I can honestly say this is one of the best looking movies I've ever seen. To top it all off, every actor here is absolutely in their element (though I do kinda wish we had more of Bowie). The ending leaves the viewer with more questions than answers, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

The one criticism I have is that it doesn't do much to put us in the headspace of our protagonists. And while that makes sense for Miriam, seeing as how she's supposed to be an exotic inscrutable mystery for our POV character, I do wish that our hero — played by Susan Sarandon — wasn't similarly kept at arm's length by the writers.

In the grand scheme of things, though, that's a small gripe. What a phenomenal movie.

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