The film sells itself as a story about a woman who turns to making rap music when her writing career seems stuck, but it is so much more. Radha Blank’s screenplay is an intricate and personal portrait of what it means to be an artist, life in New York City, and the issues that come with gentrification.
Ava was the most popular movie on Apple TV in its opening weekend, but you should save yourself the seven dollars. Cliché after cliché leads you through a story that only gets more absurd, leaving you unsatisfied and frankly wondering how filmmakers can mess up movies so badly. I watched this movie so that you didn’t have to.
“The Devil All The Time” is not for the faint of heart, but it’s an engaging film that seeks to strip away the people we pretend to be, giving way to our true natures. Whether or not it’s successful in that is debatable, but it’s worth a watch nonetheless.