Madeline's Madeline Reviews

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July 26, 2019
Steeped in the ideas of theatre, identity, and flawed personalities.
May 29, 2019
The entire film is an exercise in immersion... This could be off-putting to those less adventurous among us, but if you're brave enough to stick with the film into its second act, Decker delivers something quite impressive amidst the chaos.
May 28, 2019
Madeline's Madeline explores the boundaries between representation and exploitation, a must-see...
May 22, 2019
Bold, brave and bizarre - Madeline's Madeline is a truly unconventional indie gem with a star performance at its heart.
May 15, 2019
There's no getting away from the fact that it's a Marmite film, but love it or loathe it, newcomer Helena Howard's performance as Madeline is phenomenal and award worthy.
May 12, 2019
Is it fair to ask someone to traumatise (or retraumatise) themselves for the sake of art? Rather boldly, it seems as though Decker is also asking the question of herself.
May 11, 2019
With her third feature film, Josephine Decker is cementing herself as an irreplaceable voice in contemporary independent filmmaking.
May 10, 2019
An invigorating original.
May 9, 2019
[A] quietly radical film about who has the right to tell what story, one that cuts seamlessly between its three excellent female leads' points of view.
May 9, 2019
The permutations of life, art and imitation are many, the musings on the creative process intriguing.
May 9, 2019
If for no other reason, see it now to be on the ground floor at the unveiling of a new star: Helena Howard.
May 9, 2019
Overwhelming at first, Madeline's Madeline only gains from repeat viewings.
May 8, 2019
The result can be exhausting - and exhilarating, Decker's approach splintered and unpredictable but slowly creating streams of narrative...
May 8, 2019
It's an immersive and exotic experience. Helena Howard is a revelation.
May 7, 2019
Decker hones in on a seminal time in the development of a young woman's identity; as Madeline filters out the noise, she finds her creative voice.
May 7, 2019
An honest exploration of the brutality inherent when uneven power dynamics in close relationships reach their breaking points.
March 10, 2019
It's a cautionary tale about visionaries who see everything, including the sufferings of others, as 'material' - and who forget the importance of telling the truth in love.
February 8, 2019
The sparks fly as Decker tears off the blinders and invites you to embrace the madness.
January 29, 2019
... likely the most gratifying indie movie of 2018.
January 22, 2019
Helena Howard is a sensational find. Decker is one-to-watch for the future.
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