Novitiate
First screened in November 2017
Director: Maggie Betts. Cast: Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson, Rebecca Dayan, Dianna Agron, Morgan Saylor, Liana Liberato, Maddie Hasson, Chelsea Lopez, Eline Powell, Ashley Bell, Denis O'Hare, Marco St. John, Chris Zylka. Screenplay: Maggie Betts.

Twitter Capsule: Potent and sobering through many passages, but capable of becoming shaky or tacky at a moment's notice. Nice photography.

VOR:   Not every movie devotes itself to portraying all-female community or studies of faith, much less both. That said, some of these tropes are stale.



Photo © 2016 Sony Pictures Classics/Maven Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B


Awards:
Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize (Breakthrough Director)

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