Mistress America ★★★★½

Unfairly in Frances Ha's shadow, Mistress America crackles with a nervy screwball energy that is more my cup of tea. Unapologetically a written work, and with zero chill (Frances is more balanced), but the comic timing is impeccable and Gerwig's Brooke endlessly fascinates. Sisterly competition and estrangement pervades both works, but both reconcile those differences with grace; with these sister films, I've reached the same conclusion.