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‘Soft & Quiet’ Review: This Nerve-Shredding Real-Time Thriller Is the Most Terrifying Film of the Year

‘Soft & Quiet’ Review: This Nerve-Shredding Real-Time Thriller Is the Most Terrifying Film of the Year

Emily really, really needs this meeting to go well. After all, the kindergarten teacher’s day has already been beset by problems both large and small (the obviously illegal janitor at her elementary school had the audacity to do her job when children — little children! who could have slipped on her just-mopped floors! — were still around). Emily (a riveting Stefanie Estes) might not be able to control what she makes with her body or the people who come into her orbit, but in Beth de Araújo’s nerve-shredding real-time thriller “Soft & Quiet,” she’s hellbent on changing what she can, all set against the backdrop of

With the workday over and some casual racism behind her, Emily is about to set out on a very important endeavor: gathering a gaggle of like-minded white women for what she hopes will be the first meeting of many. She’s got everything set: a curated guest list,

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