Decision to Leave (2022)

Mesmerizing and overwhelming (it’s hard to follow in real time at times) in its intricate, layered design; paired perspectives and varying voices of past and present are brilliantly melded together (the editing and camerawork are fantastic) as the dangerous central relationship adds a unique sizzle and intimacy to the detective procedural-ings. The second case is unexpected and makes the film feel long but in hindsight it serves as a perfect parallel tidal push to the pull of the first.