Her Smell
First screened in April 2019
Director: Alex Ross Perry. Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Agyness Deyn, Gayle Rankin, Dan Stevens, Eric Stoltz, Amber Heard, Virginia Madsen, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, Dylan Gelula, Daisy Pugh-Weiss, Lindsay Burdge, Hannah Gross, Eka Darville, Yusef Bulos, Jessie Pinnick, Keith Poulson. Screenplay: Alex Ross Perry.

Twitter Capsule: Laudably risky in structure and tone. Images often impress. Still doesn't persuade me it knows this world or this woman.

Second Capsule: I did not enjoy Her Smell and disbelieved Moss throughout, but a half-hour after it ended my feelings are already more complex. Movie magic!

Third Capsule: While sorting through thoughts about Her Smell, Tomris Laffly's and David Ehrlich's reviews made especially big impressions, as they often do.

VOR:   Even with Perry reprising elements of his past work, it's hard deny the high-wire nature of a movie this committed to tonal and formal abrasiveness.

Photo © 2018 Bow and Arrow Entertainment, © 2019 Gunpowder & Sky

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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