The Woman in the Window ★★★

Goofball wine mom psych-thriller (based on the novel by the fraudster so legendary his exploits are being adapted into a Jake Gyllenhaal vehicle) that’s been in reshoot hell for over a year before being unceremoniously dumped on Netflix. It’s “doing Rear Window,” yeah, but more accurately it’s shooting for a universe where that was the Hitchcock movie De Palma fixated on, with a ludicrous split diopter every other minute and every angle perfectly dutched. I won’t tell you Joe Wright reaches those heights, but I will tell you that an overcooked 100 minute thriller with two, count em, TWO all-caps Mental Health Performances is the kind of direct-to-streaming movie I can get behind.

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