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Queen of Earth

IFC Films, 2015
Writers: Alex Ross Perry
Directors: Alex Ross Perry
Out of 5: 5

Queen of Earth opens with a long scene, shot mostly in one take, in which Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) dumps her boyfriend for cheating on her. The shot is the movie in microcosm: long and painful enough to be awkward at first, and then to cause active discomfort. Catherine starts off upset and spirals into agonized self-loathing, all while her boyfriend sits there and watches, ashamed and unsure. As in the movie as a whole, Moss is dynamite in the scene. As in the movie as a whole, it’s some of the best acting you’ll see all year. Continue reading Queen of Earth