Girlhood ★★★★

Look, it's 2015. I'm not saying we've run the gamut of new ideas but it's definitely tougher to introduce something wholly original. It's great when that does happen but if it can't, then this is the exact twist on perspective, social class, and race that we need in these familiar stories. Céline Sciamma knows this and nails details that makes this story more exclusive but simultaneously more important and impressive. The conclusion could've used a more economical edit but the fresh performances and characters still SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND!!!