Destroyer ★★½

AFI 2018: film #16

“you can be better than me”

this ain’t it. the story felt really inaccessible and the stakes were too low to keep the tension. when it kicks up a few times i’m almost fooled, but loses me again soon afterwards. nicole builds a great character, but as the movie’s beating heart, she just barely keeps this thing alive. i might like it a little more when i’m in a different mood, but i highly doubt i’ll rewatch this any time soon