D: Sam Levinson.
S: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Colman Domingo, Anika Noni Rose, Bella Thorne, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Bill Skarsgård, Joel McHale.
Grabs the audience by the lapels immediately and doesn't let up. Powerful and upsetting and visceral. So unrelenting, that had I been watching at home, the pause button would've been pressed.
A PARIS EDUCATION ★★½☆☆
D: Jean-Paul Civeyrac.
S: Andranic Manet, Diane Rouxel, Jenna Thiam.
The pain of perfectionism and finding your voice. A shame the discourse is so inefficient. The lead is a monotone, solipsistic presence.
PAPI CHULO ★★★☆☆
D: John Butler (The Stag).
S: Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tommie Earl Jenkins.
Grief and loneliness are looked at via a language barrier bromance. Sweet and charming, but not particularly surprising.