Mysterious Skin ★★★★★

Most powerful film I’ve seen in a while. Consistently mesmerizing and deeply haunting. 
The use of melodrama is fascinating and creates a dreamlike atmosphere that works surprisingly well with the very very sickening and disturbing themes. Despite how shocking and hard to watch some scenes are, this is a beautiful and complex film that has so much love for its characters. Watched this 3 days ago and have not been able to stop thinking about it.