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It's a reminder that while genre movies usually look toward violence, there's just as rich territory to be explored in what happens after it, in the marks it leaves that go beyond the physical.
"Felt" is a moodily disturbing character study of a besieged woman for whom art is engagement and coping mechanism, but also conversely a source of alienation and even a weapon.
Director and co-writer Jason Banker's story of post-rape trauma is deeply unpleasant (you were expecting maybe a cheerful story, one in which Chekhov's gun somehow doesn't go off?), but thoughtfully, creatively so.
Some viewers will no doubt find "Felt" maddening because it never answers seemingly crucial plot questions that a normal movie or TV show would feel compelled to clear up. That ambiguity is precisely the source of its power, and its cinematic quality.
At once underwritten and overconceptualized. Reading about the filmmakers' intentions is more rewarding than watching the results.
Although there are a few moments that feel a little too on the nose, Felt sneaks up on you and lingers for hours afterward.
To her credit, [director Amy Everson] is fearless, fully committed to a character with her same name and occupation.
You really do not want to make the mistake of seeing a minute more of this movie, which is so compelling up to this point. The rest of it, which runs for a very long and tedious 20 minutes, is a right and confused mess.
Felt is a fascinating movie-one that belongs on this year's list of "you've never seen anything like it!"
In its own fascinating and sideways manner, 'Felt' acknowledges and addresses the oft-ignored darkness at the center of these mass entertainments, and reframes their emotional and political implications.
Mixing slow-building dread and mental health issues, Felt arrives as a needle prick of chaos.
This is a revenge picture unlike any other, less a straightforward narrative than a meditation on retaining agency in a world determined to take it away. The feelings in Felt run deep.
Bold, eerie, and darkly haunting, FELT is a brutally nihilistic journey through the life of a cynical young woman disenchanted with love and the world around her. Though slow-paced and meager in providing any discernible plot, FELT succeeds as an unparalleled exploration of feminism, sexuality, and the bleakness of human existence. FELT probably also holds the record for the most fake penises and vaginas shown in a film.
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