Sophia Takal / USA 2016 / 1h25m / Digital
Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin FitzGerald, Lawrence Michael Levine, Khan Baykal.
Two 20-something actresses, Beth and Anna, take a weekend road trip to the isolated Big Sur home of Anna's aunt. Beth's career has started to gain a kind of momentum while Anna, on the other hand, seethes with jealousy. 'Always Shine' is an immersive nightmare of merging, over-identification, and projection. Its strangeness is part of the fascination. The true horror here is emotional. These women feel pressure to be one and have an equal desire to shatter the illusion of one-ness forever.'
From a review by Sheila O'Malley for rogerebert.com'