Shiva Baby

Shiva Baby ★★★

A riot, if you dig cringe. If you thought Difficult People was funny, for example. Not quite as fresh as I'd hoped, it plays on certain clichés of genre and ethnicity quite ably and with an insider's eye for the culture lampooned. Supple editing and subjective camera makes us see this horrible day through this young woman's eyes, and that's in keeping with the film's non-judgmental take on sex work (on which it does have a refreshing take) and life's general messiness.