Smartly adapted from already-strong source material, ‘The Miseducation Of Cameron Post,’ led by a career-best performance from Chloe Moretz, is a beautiful portrait of adolescence, queerness, friendship, institutional oppression, self-loathing, and love as a triumphant act of defiance.
There will be other films to tackle this subject matter (maybe even, ahem, this year.) They will no doubt contain lots of yelling and crying and showy monologues for Oscar highlight reels.
‘Miseducation’ aims for something quieter, more honest. In doing so, it will last far longer in the hearts and minds of audiences.