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'Little Woods' Is a Devastating Modern Western Set Against Our Broken Health Care System

Apr 17, 2019 - New York Observer

"Your choices are as good as your options are."

These words, spoken by Ollie (Tessa Thompson) to her sister Deb (Lily James) in the kitchen of their late mother's soon-to-be-foreclosed house in the far northern reaches of North Dakota, come about halfway through Little Woods. But they hang over every frame of filmmaker Nia DaCosta's remarkable writing and directing debut, which premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

For starters, this lack of options serves as the narra...