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I’m not sure I get it. I found a lot of it quite scary but that’s perhaps more of a reflection on me than it is a reflection on the film. It certainly doesn’t earn it’s scares with any kind of narrative, because after an hour and a half of men (all with the same face?) saying random things at Jessie Buckley and her replying “what?”, I still haven’t got a clue about what was supposed to have happened and why. She even straight up asks one of them what the fuck he is, but he doesn’t give an answer. 

I think I’m supposed to take something about trauma from it, and it seems to be trying to do something very clever but I cannot decipher what it is. It’s a real shame because I found the set up quite compelling, and it certainly felt like there was something more to it all, but it ended without ever really seeming to explore any of it. It kinda feels like it’s missing a deleted scene where it all clicks. 

Modern films seem to be getting more and more comfortable with really below standard CGI, and this is another example of that. One of the men with the same face as all the others is a teenage boy, but the effect looks about as convincing as you’d expect to find from an iPhone deepfake app. I’m really not sure why this has become a thing, but I hope it stops soon.

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