As we begin to get into the thick of awards season, a lot of big, flashy movies are going to start coming our way that will at least attempt to demand our attention. Then there are slightly smaller movies that will surely deserve more of that attention, without being able to make quite as much of a splash whilst trying to get on the radar of possible moviegoers. Waves
, the latest from A24 and director Trey Edward Shults
, feels like one of those movies. But I'm here to tell you that this is one of the most powerful dramas of 2019 and should not be slept on. This is a deeply emotional, distinctive experience that truly sets itself apart in a number of ways.Waves
is a movie that is a little tough to describe, because setting too much of an expectation, in terms of story, can run the risk of sullying the experience.