SAINT FRANCES (2020)

(kanopy/Starz/VOD) SAINT FRANCES won me over within the first five minutes by spooning out an absolutely perfect introduction to the protagonist, her whims, persona, and obstacles. It expertly sets up the achingly human story of Bridget (writer Kelly O’Sullivan), a thirty-something Chicagoan woman working through a lot of issues while being a nanny to Frances (Ramona Edith Williams), an extraordinarily interesting misfit child.

The end result is a delight, and pairs well with PRINCESS CYD — not just because it too was shot in Chicago.

“I don’t know why I’m crying! I’m an agnostic feminist!”