Damsel is probably the best of a trio of feminist Westerns to grace the big and and small screen this year.
Instead of becoming a light comedy about a mom’s reintegration to the world again, Tully becomes Juno the tragedy.
The sorrowful wisdom brought by their abandonment can be heard in the dialogue (spoken in English by a talented American voice cast), a disaffected whine two hopes, a pat and a cheerful compliment removed from love.
That drama between idealism and family legacy pushes Chappaquiddick into some uncomfortable corners that changes history.
Whoa to the person who dare crinkle a candy wrapper, or munch noisily on popcorn, or God forbid, should talk during this creature feature that depends on listening for every sound and hearing every word.
Disobedience, a lesbian psychodrama romance set in an Orthodox Jewish community in North London, is Lelio's follow up to A Fantastic Woman, and it is as stubbornly obedient as its title suggests it should be transgressive.
There is no explanation, no backstory just observation enshrouded in mythic layers of beautiful cinematography. Everything is left to interpretation, which is both besides the point and probably is the point.