Deborah Ross

It will do your head in: Black Bear review

But sometimes it’s good to have your head done in – and the central performance is dazzling

She dazzles even when only staring out at the lake: Aubrey Plaza as Allison in Black Bear

Black Bear is one of those indie dramas that is meta on so many levels you can either sit with it afterwards or, if you’re weak like me, you’ll immediately turn to the internet for an explanation and may even find yourself buried deep in one of those Reddit threads that will make you wish you’d had the strength to just do the sitting.

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