Had heard for months that this film was hella schematic. Was still somehow surprised to discover, huh, this film is hella schematic.
Hella schematism is not— of course— an inherent problem, but it is a problem here. Two reasons.
A. This film is not impressively hella schematic.
Despite the title, Fennel had no real interest in crafting a character study here. She has placed us thoroughly outside of Cassie-- intending to grant her gamesmanship a Machiavellian mystique by never keying…