SHIRLEY
2020, Neon, 107 min, USA, Dir: Josephine Decker

Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband (Michael Stuhlbarg). The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naive young couple at their door. Winner of the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival. "As willfully unconventional as a literary portrait could possibly be, MADELINE'S MADELINE director Josephine Decker’s take on Shirley Jackson is a thrillingly perverse example of what happens when the shackles of biopic formula are cast aside." - Benjamin Lee, The Guardian.


THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
2012, Lionsgate, 102 min, USA, Dir: Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky adapts and directs his best-selling novel about Charlie (Logan Lerman), a thoughtful but introverted freshman at a Pittsburgh high school. In the aftermath of a friend’s suicide, Charlie struggles with serious emotional issues, but finds sympathetic ears in school seniors Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller). Paul Rudd, Dylan McDermott and Joan Cusack are among the adults in their lives. “An ecstatic expression of the beautiful solidarity of youth.” - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly.


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