Review: Personal Shopper

Originally published on CommonSpace.

Personal Shopper has a tumultuous and confusing history. At its premiere for critics, it was met with boos and laughs. A day later, its premiere to general audiences prompted a four-and-a-half-minute standing ovation. Already it’s a puzzle.

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Review: Certain Women

Originally published on CommonSpace.

Certain Women follows certain women doing certain things. Laura Dern’s Laura has been putting up with a client’s protestations for eight months, believing he’s been ripped off by a settlement; Michelle Williams’ Gina is undermined and undervalued despite leading the way with plans to build a home for her family; Lily Gladstone’s Jamie is a lone rancher who attends a night class about school law taught by Kristen Stewart’s Beth.

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