PTA never disappoints, does he? To go from Inherent Vice to this gothic romance shows his range; to get these performances (and collaboration) out of DDL and Vicky Krieps shows his skill and talent; and to make the audience increasingly uncomfortable as the film nears its end shows the magician in him. I was entranced the whole way through. Beautiful score too, whether it be Greenwood’s originals or the Debussy/Ravel pieces.
This was the final Oscar-nominated film I saw this year, the first time in some time (maybe ever?) where I’ve seen all Best Pic noms before the big night. Wheeeee.