The Week (US)

Slow Machine


One of 2021’s “most mesmerizin­g movies,” this lo-fi psychologi­cal thriller “transports you deep into a world that you’re desperate to grasp,” said Kristen Yoonsoo Kim in The New York Times. Stephanie Hayes plays a paranoid actress who becomes romantical­ly involved with an intelligen­ce agent, and the movie takes on a dreamy quality as the heroine drifts off for drinks with Chloë Sevigny and a getaway with singer Eleanor Friedberge­r. “Difficult to describe, the film is best when you submit to the surreal nature of it.” ($12 via Not rated

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