#147 - Promising Young Woman (1)
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The 2021 Best Original Screenplay Academy Award was recently given to Promising Young Woman writer-director Emerald Fennell, for very good reason. In this, her astonishing feature-length directorial debut, Fennell delivers a masterclass in efficient, impactful screenwriting. Nothing is wasted, and everything serves a very specific purpose in this blistering black comedy thriller.

The reaction of mainstream media, film distributors, and some sections of the film criticism world to Promising Young Woman reveals that many do not know what to do with the movie. It refuses to fit neatly into the box labelled ‘Revenge Thriller,&rs...

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