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Infinity Pool (2023) ★★★★

Infinity Pool


Find out what kind of a creature you really are.

While staying at an isolated island resort, James and Em are enjoying a perfect vacation of pristine beaches, exceptional staff, and soaking up the sun. But guided by the seductive and mysterious Gabi, they venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism, and untold horror. A tragic accident leaves them facing a zero tolerance policy for crime: either you’ll be executed, or, if you’re rich enough to afford it, you can watch yourself die instead.


Infinity Pool is a surreal psychedelic trip of dark delights. This movie scrapes at the corrosion of the human soul. It has violence, surreal fever-dream sequences, gore, gross imagery, creepy masks and haunting psychological symbolism throughout. And it has one of my favorite actresses. Mia Goth is great, even the over-the-top moments. To date, in my book, she elevates films to the next star-rating. One of my favorite Goth stars in to date.

I’ve watched other Brandon Cronenberg films and, although never bad, they never really did much for me. But this one struck a chord and left its mark. It put this director on the ‘must-watch’ map for any new films he directs.

Alexander Skarsgård and the rest of the cast is top-notch. The foreign country setting serves as a great isolation tension point for the lead character and the landscape and scenery is beautifully shot. The surreal scenes in this put you in awe—in an almost nightmarish stupor.

Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)

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