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Madeline's Madeline Reviews

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November 9, 2018
I'm content with what Decker achieves here, which is nothing less than singular. It's a film awash in risks, and the rewards are plenteous. The biggest one of all is Helena Howard's introduction to the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 8, 2018
Filmmakers usually work for posterity, not just in the moment. And this Madeline is nothing for Proust to write home about.
November 3, 2018
Madeline's Madeline is a film built to comb through its details, to question what in its characters is identity and what is performance.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 2, 2018
Madeline's Madeline is a challenge worth taking on, if only so you can experience the breakthrough performance by young Helena Howard.
November 2, 2018
Madeline's Madeline is not a statement but a fiercely curious exploration of the dense relationships between artist and viewer, art and life, story and teller, and the different ways we perform ourselves every day.
October 31, 2018
... Madeline's Madeline is a full-on sensory assault that challenges the therapeutic nature of art through the chaos of an unstable mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 12, 2018
Madeline's Madeline crackles with a strange and unpredictable energy from the first moments and rarely lets up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2018
The indie film lets the audience experience the effects of living with mental illness by creating an unstable atmosphere that accelerates like a ticking time bomb.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 4, 2018
This is cinema most fine.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
September 20, 2018
Indie filmmaker Josephine Decker has come up with a brilliant showcase for Helena Howard, whose performance is electrifying.
September 17, 2018
There's also a splash of Mother! wildness in there, but it's fresh and new; my comparisons may be spot on and are irrelevant just the same.
September 14, 2018
Fragmented, occasionally frustrating and ultimately ecstatic.
September 13, 2018
One of the best films of the year, if also one of the hardest to initially get your head around.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 7, 2018
Helena Howard's electric turn in the title role will have you transfixed
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2018
Add another name to the list of talented and charismatic young actresses of color making auspicious debuts of late: Helena Howard, star of director and co-writer Josephine Decker's simultaneously attractive and repellent mindjob.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2018
Sound bonkers, right? I guess you'll just have to see it for yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2018
Madeline's Madeline represents a collective achievement -- one that embraces the pitfalls and scars inherent with cinematic collaboration.
September 6, 2018
Its most impressive accomplishment may be in how it seeks to recognize its own blind spots, ensuring that it never succumbs to the easy exploitation of Madeline that its characters do.
September 1, 2018
While the film won't be for those who like their narratives neatly laid out, those willing to experience something different are in for a compelling tug of war and outstanding performance from newcomer Howard.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 31, 2018
Decker stretches the medium, creating a film that is at once uncomfortable and brilliant in its examination of intellectual and emotional appropriation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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