The Nun ★★★★

One of cinema's great paranoia filmmakers comes with a movie about a woman failed by the institution in which she has been misplaced. Discarded due to a lack of faith—her testament to which has been expertly elided—she finds a mysterious force guiding those around her to trample her (figuratively and, at one point, literally). The film varies speeds and modes throughout, with austerity or levity as the occasion calls for. Suzanne Simonin is great as a husk where emotion can foment and occasionally burst, and the way that she interacts with those supporting characters around her—and the way they interact with her—tests the limits of human emotional expression and teases out the antagonistic ends of toxic societal impulses.