An almost painfully timely account of how women are forced to pay for the sins of men, ultimately falling into their own forms of complacency or immorality. Florence Pugh is an incredible force of a woman- a tiny dynamite presence who is impossible to ignore.
Absolutely believe the hype. I don't casually throw around the term Masterpiece, but this fits the bill and then some. The filmmaking feels both impeccably controlled and energetically spontaneous- dizzying, poetic, and meaningful in every frame. The story is both timely and classic, heartbreaking and hopeful. Jenkins infuses his beautiful images and complicated characters with more heart and understanding than most filmmakers could ever muster. Gorgeous to look at and intense to experience, this is one you definitely cannot miss.
This film proves it- black directors aren't only capable of telling black stories, female directors aren't only capable of telling female stories, and a black female director with the skill of Dee Rees can tell any and every story with thoughtfulness, depth, empathy, and incredible effectiveness.