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Quick-Thoughts: The Juniper Tree (1990)

Björk being in an art-form that doesn’t feature sex is just flat-out weird. It is, however, nice to see her take on a more family-friendly, wholesome project for a change…

*6 minutes later*

Nevermind. Scratch that thought. 

*1 hour later*

NEVERMIND. SCRATCH THAT THOUGHT. 

Quiet, patient, and soothing to look at, The Juniper Tree is… kind of boring? I like Björk of course (even if she fancies talking to rocks occasionally) and I can appreciate the goodwill in spiritual, folk-tale indie movies such as this, but there’s not a whole lot to this small motion picture that other films haven’t done or said considerably better. 

The third act does randomly get f’ed up and all David-Lynch-y, howbeit. Plus this is a solid background movie! Pretty, pretty! 

Verdict: C+

“The Juniper Tree” is now available to stream on Kanopy and The Criterion Channel.

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