an acute criticism of late capitalism and the culture that such capitalism has created. a little heavy-handed, but such a direct approach is probably necessary for those who are not as familiar with the surrounding context. a wild ride of a film.
a delicate film that pleasantly surprised me by not reveling in the violence of these centers. the film’s focus on the relationships between LGBT youth was not only an original take on a now extremely popular story, but this focus also allowed the film to develop characters that might not experience as much attention in another film.
due to the short length of the film, the development of more minor characters eclipses what would otherwise be the more major development…
While The Tale makes great use of the medium in its depiction of traumatic events and traumatic memory, its dialogue fails to encapsulate the raw nature of the survivor's experience. One foot lies firmly in a new and innovate format for depictions of abuse, yet another leans back into the tired and sensationalized conventions of abuse narratives.