Annette ★★★★½

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This review may contain spoilers.

The only parts I found tedious were the "Ape of God" sequences, which were a little too effective as anti-entertainments. Otherwise, every frame is entrancing; every choice, caustic and fascinating. Even within Carax's maximum artifice, the emotional punch of the ending lands. In that moment, I felt the vulnerability of one's daughter withholding her love. Perhaps it's because I have a young daughter of my own, but I was absolutely devastated.

Soundtrack-wise: "Stepping Back in Time" and "Sympathy for the Abyss" are bangers.

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