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Two friends, both actresses (Halt and Catch Fire’s Mackenzie Davis and Masters of Sex’s Caitlin FitzGerald), leave Los Angeles for Big Sur embarking on a weekend getaway to reconnect. Once alone, however, the two women’s suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments bubble to the surface, causing them to lose grasp not just of the true nature of their relationship, but also of their own identities.
Dir: Sophia Takal / 2016 / US / 85 min
“Always Shine is a deft, assured movie with a sly self-reflexive undercurrent containing commentary on sexism and self-idealization that’s provocative, and sometimes disturbing.” — Glenn Kenny, New York Times
“FitzGerald and Davis are both excellent, convincingly turning the smallest, most seemingly harmless discussions into highly charged cat-and-mouse workouts.” — Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
“Always Shine is a potent psychological thriller, all right. But it’s also a powerful statement on the very industry that produced it.” — April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly