Palm Springs ★★★★

Maybe it’s due to the crushing reality of everything else going on in the world, but the presence of a film like Palm Springs in the rather bleak offering of current releases feels particularly affecting right now. It has a sense of optimism that isn’t suffocating, a take on romance that acknowledges the darker side of human nature without sliding even closely into melodrama. An overdose of hopefulness during “these uncertain times” just becomes dishonest, whereas art that both recognises and embraces the company of hope and despair ends up coming off the most comforting. Right now, most mornings feel like waking up in a time loop, and Palm Springs provides a small seed of assurance that maybe there’s a way out of the never-ending day.

-Brianna Zigler
Review on Screen Queens