Safe (Todd Haynes)

Rating: 3.5

One of the most subversive, intelligent, and disturbing films in recent 
memory.  Stupidly dismissed by most of the mainstream press, it rewards 
careful viewing (and attentive listening--the sound mix is crucial) with 
a complex and unsettling story which confronts issues most films wouldn't 
dare to approach.  With only two commercial features, one underground 
short feature, and a handful of shorts under his belt, Haynes is fast 
becoming one of the most important figures in American independent film; 
Julianne Moore confirms her status as one of the best film actors of her 
generation.  Falls short of the full four-star rating only because I 
think the Wrenwood section is poorly paced.  See it.