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Madeline's Madeline (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Madeline's Madeline proves experimental cinema is alive and well -- and serves as a powerful calling card for Helena Howard in her big-screen debut.

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Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women's lives.

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All Critics (45) | Top Critics (15)

"Madeline's Madeline" mistakes intimacy for honesty, and it mis-assumes that audiences care nearly as much about the creative process as actors and directors do.

August 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Decker has real vision. It's exciting to imagine her turning it on something other than her own process.

August 10, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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By pushing to the edges of her own iconoclastic vision, director Josephine Decker touches on universal truths rarely found inside a multiplex.

August 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Writer-director Josephine Decker more than earns the label "auteur," and all the connotations that come with it.

August 10, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The movie is at times deliberately off-putting. But it's anchored by a star-making turn from Helena Howard, who plays the fascinating, inscrutable figure at its center.

August 10, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a superb piece of acting about acting, and a harbinger of great things to come in this young actor's future.

August 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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