The unnerving power of “The Tale” is in Fox’s approach. . . . The film is one long interrogation, not only from Jennifer the character’s standpoint, but from a directorial standpoint. Characters look straight at the camera, dead-on, standing in eerie tableaux, caught as though for a camera, photos trapped in an album, telling no tales. Time folds in on itself, as Jennifer moves through her own past.
May 25, 2018