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White Bird In A Blizzard Review

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In 1988 when she's 17 yrs old Kat Connors' emotionally distant mother disappears and gradually she must come to terms with what really happened and how it has affected her.

★★★★★

Shailene Woodley wrestles with hormones, the fate of her long-missing mum and a tryst with The Punisher in Gregg Araki’s ethereal if only half-successful suburban tale. The storyline brings together the raw materials of a noir thriller, before dissolving them in a wash of Douglas Sirk melodrama and dream sequences.

If it’s a more restrained effort from Araki than the headrush of Kaboom or the gut-punch of Mysterious Skin, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Eva Green’s Joan Crawford-esque turn as the vanished lady.

A more restrained effort from Araki than the headrush of Kaboom, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Eva Green’s Joan Crawford-esque turn as the vanished lady