Saint Maud is about a woman obsessed with a religious mania that leads to terror and insanity. It takes you inside the troubled mind of a woman put in charge of caring for others. It’s streaming on Prime Video.
There are many forms of cruelty. The self-righteous Christian cruelty that spouts slogans like “Jesus loves you” while making you hate yourself for being yourself is the topic of The Miseducation of Cameron Post.
I can’t tell you exactly how many Emily Dickinson poems I know by heart, but it’s a big number. I’ve read and reread and recited her poetry all my life. Now there’s a film about her life called A Quiet Passion starring Cynthia Nixon as the poet.
I resisted watching The Fundamentals of Caring for a long time. Male leads, male writer and director. It didn’t seem like what I was looking for. But one night when there was absolutely nothing else to choose, I pushed play on The Fundamentals of Caring.