Bad Education

Bad Education ★★★★½

tiff #7

yooooo. despite loving thoroughbreds, i didn’t have any sort of expectations for this but it’s easily one of my top watches of the festival so far. it’s a true crime film that feels fresh, and it doesn’t rely on its outrageous details for its success, but rather its strong writing. the setups/payoffs in this film are all executed immensely well and its visual presentation adds just that much more depth to it - i’m in LOVE with the final scene. you’re sympathizing with the characters until you’re not, and it’s extremely reflective of the place our world is currently at and the power structures within it. hugh jackman and allison janney in particular really deliver here. cory finley is establishing a distinct directorial style and i’m very much a fan!!!!

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