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Always Shine

July 6, 2017

Red alert!  There’s an incredible recent movie that you probably missed.

So: this film has been compared to Black Swan, Mulholland Drive, and Ingmar Bergman's Persona. Pique your interest? Always Shine is a tale of female friendship/hateship that's infused with such a strong sense of dread that it’s almost a horror movie (helped along by the chilling sound design). Its two leads, Caitlin FitzGerald and Mackenzie Davis, do a scarily great job of showing the spiky, rivalrous chemistry between two aspiring actresses whose relationship unravels during a weekend getaway to Big Sur. Starting with a jarring set piece, the movie only gets better from there as twisty moments add up to an unnerving whole.  

beth winter


Beth works in the Collection Development department.  She loves short stories, memoirs, documentary films, and cookbooks.  Her favorite things about working at the library are knowing in advance about all the new releases and the easy access to her library holds.

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