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William Oldroyd |USA |2023 |98min
Rating: 14A Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Shea Whigham, Sam Nivola, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Anne Hathaway


January 12:5:00 pm, 7:00 pmJanuary 13:3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Eileen is a movie that will launch both endless debates and deep devotion. Based on Ottessa Moshfegh’s acclaimed novel, the story starts quite conventionally. The eponymous character (Thomasin McKenzie), who works at a prison for adolescent boys in 1964 Massachusetts, becomes intrigued and consumed by a new counselor: Anne Hathaway, styled like Cate Blanchett in Carol, dripping with blonde perfection and glamour. But there’s something sinister beyond this flawless surface. Directed by Lady Macbeth helmer William Oldroyd and adapted by Moshfegh and Luke Goebel, Eileen is a stylish and wild ride that never lets up from its first frame to its shocking finale. Oldroyd keeps the tension alive, cinematographer Ari Wegner fills the frame with beauty and color, and McKenzie, Hathaway, and Marin Ireland (in a smaller role as the mother of one of Hathaway’s patients) scorch the screen with psychologically complex performances. Expect to be enthralled.—AV Club

“The film is a pulpy phantasmagoria of fear and desire, offering visions of queer ecstasy within the confines of multiple prisons.”Slant Magazine

“Sultry, sinister, and wholly surprising.—The Daily Beast

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