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Madeline's Madeline Reviews

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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
August 31, 2018
It has the unpredictability of a horror movie.
August 31, 2018
A dive into the complicated psyche of a young woman whose work with an experimental theater troupe begins to blend into her own life, emotional problems, and relationship with her mother.
August 31, 2018
It can be seen as a cinematic experiment, but for most viewers one suspects it will be a failed one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 30, 2018
The movie isn't a puzzle... That doesn't prevent [it] from being quite puzzling -- even to the point that it feels as if it's isolating itself from us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2018
Watching a once-in-a-generation talent like Howard work at this early point feels like entering a tall building on the ground floor. There's little doubt she will escalate from here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 30, 2018
Decker's visually supple exploration may chase its tail in the second half, but at its best "Madeline's Madeline" shifts perspectives and power dynamics seamlessly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2018
If you dissect what has happened, and take her POV away, it's a far less charming narrative than it seems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 29, 2018
Letting the audience determine the meaning of her aesthetic choices, Decker shows little interest in creating meaning herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 29, 2018
Madeline's Madeline is simultaneously fun and offputting with its artsy sensibilities, but the one thing we can all agree on is big things are in store for Helena Howard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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