Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman ★★★

Ms .45 for Cherry Emoji Twitter. An incredibly angry, ambitious and bold debut, a somewhat inconsistent one that doesn’t always stick the landing (I do have very real problems with the ending but let’s leave that for another time) but one that nonetheless feels constantly energised and primed to stick with you long after the credits role. I generally take issues with these attempts at modernising exploitation cinema but this is something far more subdued and subversive in its own right, it’s far more modern poppy bravado then grimy exploitation. Anyway I have my issues but this is very good and regardless I’m glad that it’s likely to be genuinely provocative and start some awkward conversations! We are so lucky Tumblr girls didn’t have this in 2013 it would’ve been too much power.

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