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Screenings: The Free World (2016)

November 8th, 2017 · No Comments

[DVD, Netflix]

Elisabeth Moss (who I greatly admired as Peggy Olson) and Boyd Holbrook (who I hadn’t noticed before, but apparently have seen in about a dozen movies) got me so emotionally involved that, at one point toward the end, I had to pause the DVD because the tension caused by their careening toward inevitable disaster was too much to bear; If I’d seen this in the theater without the benefit of a pause button, I would surely have been reduced to tears. Moody, steamed by sepia tones, cloaked in an appropriate ambient score, practically every supporting character has a hidden agenda, and the prisoner/dog parallels aren’t overblown. Recommended, but I seem to be one of the few on Letterboxd who thought very highly of this film – so be it.


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