The Beguiled (2017)
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The ending is a bit rushed, but I really enjoyed the slow-burn lead-up to it. Kirsten Dunst was a standout. Good Lord, the sexual tension in this film...
Some have said on other sites that this film is too slow. To those I would say - then don't ever watch Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock. This film follows that atmospheric feel right down to the steady buzz of the locusts in the tall grass.
Sofia Coppola...I like her more and more with each film I see of hers. Often classified as boring or too slow and while I can't say that's not valid to some degree, I think there's just a lot of subtext that goes largely unnoticed by those that feel that way; or perhaps they simply find the subtext boring and slow as well. This film looks great and it's got a lot in common with Picnic at Hanging Rock on those terms. But this film tackles different ideas, the power of women in many forms, how this power can cause them internal struggle or bring them together. We see them compete and cut each other down in the presence of a new potential mate, each using their sexual power to try to distinguish themselves from the others. However when they become threatened they come back together to eliminate their threat. It's a wonderful showcasing of the complex nature of femininity. Another solid effort from Sofia Coppola IMO.
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