For some, it “has the overall depth and tenor of a Lifetime movie.” Others are moved to tears.
The trades love it. Everyone else (so far), not so much.
“Almost feels like an extended trailer for an entire season of a French working-class daytime drama.”
A “mesmerizingly odd mix of queer-culture ethnography and Hitchcockian thriller.”
“Where ‘The Arbor’ retained a certain televisual quality to its construction, ‘The Selfish Giant’ is boldly, broodingly cinematic.”