Never Rarely Sometimes Always ★★★½

This was the first work I've seen by this director and she definitely shows a lot of promise. The way the camera moves and what it chooses to sit with or focus on is often done with unique and smart thought. The scene that the film gets its name from is nothing short of genius. Unfortunately, the rest never quite reaches that (though a hand holding between friends does come close.)

Much of the plot is relatively simple and I often was not fully sold on the lead's performance. This second point is what prevented me from ever fully falling in love with this film as most, if not all, of it is very much centered on her. Do see this one though. It's short and poignant and will likely be held as one of the better films of the year.