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About Last Night... by Hannah Kraus

For many months (maybe even a year) I have wanted to see A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.  However, as much as I love watching movies at home, I am terrible at sitting still.  The best timing though is when I am sick, and yesterday was one of those days.

I won’t say I LOVED the film, because I didn’t.  It is slow.  Very slow.  And there is a lot to speculate about the characters and what deeper comment Ana Lily Amirpour, the film’s director, is trying to make.  Are her statements political? Cultural? Or are we all just reading into this too much?  Never the less, the film itself is stunning.  It has been awhile since I have seen something as simplistic and beautiful as this movie.  Shot in black and white, it is a great reminder to us all that craft is key.  If nothing else, A Girl is worth watching for its visual impact.  Oh, and the music is pretty fantastic too…