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Madeline's Madeline Reviews

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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 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 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
August 28, 2018
A kaleidoscopic, bite-sized variation on the acreage of theater-company rehearsals in Rivette's Out 1...The hall of mirrors refracts; the world turns, the world burns, and the results are obtuse, open-faced, freeing, thrilling, so damnably lovely.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
August 28, 2018
With a standout performance from newcomer Helena Howard, Madeline's Madelinelives up to the very definition of art house cinema.
August 25, 2018
Madeline's Madeline is a fascinating, often astonishing experimental work that obliterates the traditional structure of coming-of-age movies, but despite how abstract things may get, the emotion driving it remains crystal-clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 23, 2018
I may not have enjoyed the central narrative ... but I found much of the periphery worthy of great cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2018
Through her emotionally complex depiction of the Madeline-Evangeline dynamics, Decker makes her critical assessment of the collaborative process rather fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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