Certain Women ★★★★½

i keep trying to write something about how it felt to watch these characters unfold and get to see these snapshots of their lives, but i'm having trouble expressing my feelings. these women are specific, the kinds of women who aren't ever depicted onscreen because often female characters aren't treated to the same levels of complexity that male characters are. we get see them struggle to be heard and understood and trusted and it breaks my heart how much i connected with that kind of struggle.

[part of my female directors watchlist]

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