Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Never Rarely Sometimes Always ★★★★½

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a surprisingly gut wrenching watch at times. The film so subtly and realistically depicts the hardships that women can face in modern society that it can be difficult just to make it to the end of the film. Because of that difficulty it is all the more important to make it to the end.

One sequence in particular really shows the strengths of the film. An entire conversation is filmed with a static camera on the protagonist’s face. We are given no information on the things they are talking about, but their facial expression tells us everything we need to know.

The rest of the film doesn’t quite reach that one scene’s level of power, but it’s definitely worth a viewing as an unflinching take on some under-discussed dark sides of the modern world