The Kindergarten Teacher ★★★★½

“maybe if we try, we can see something new”

ridiculously fascinating. there are so many layers to this that suggest questions no one can answer: how far is someone willing to go to protect and inspire the innocence of an objective artistic prodigy? is it from a completely selfish point of view, or a selfless one? the line between socially acceptable and downright scary is thin here, but it rides that line effortlessly. this turns from captivating to uncomfortable so fast that it becomes terrifying, but i couldn’t look away. maggie gyllenhaal is spellbinding