The Sky is Everywhere is a study in grief from director Josephine Decker. When a teenage girl’s older sister dies it throws her into a crazy spiral of grieving. Also explored are other family members and the dead girl’s boyfriend’s ways of grieving. It’s a heavy topic but it’s treated with fantasy and magical realism.
Shirley is about Shirley Jackson and the year in her life when she wrote Hangsaman (1951). It paints her writing life as a Gothic tale of horror and madness similar to the novels and short stories she produced. Writing fiction is indeed a kind of madness as imagination takes over the writer’s waking life. In […]