Eyes Wide Shut: A Magical Realism Holiday Movie

Tom Cruise as Dr. Bill Hartford on his fantastical journey through a holiday-hued New York City.
Dr. Bill Hartford speaks to a shop owner during the holidays in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
A mask magically appears in the Hartford’s bed after Bill witnesses an otherworldly orgy at a mansion. Nicole Kidman plays his wife, Alice Hartford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Nicole Kidman in The Undoing (2020) an HBO miniseries also a winter tale of self-discovery



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Hilary Jane Smith

Essayist at the intersection of film, culture, and other slices of life. I write a 1970s newsletter — Boogie Shoes https://hilaryjanesmith.substack.com/