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Battle of the Nuns: Great Acting Helps Make ‘Novitate’ an Awards Contender

Great actresses do great things in Novitate, a stunner from writer-director Margaret Betts. Cathleen (Margaret Qualley) joins a convent in the 1960s, right in time for the major policy changes for nuns the Catholic Church made via Vatican II. She’s devoted, but also looking to escape a dreary childhood and her troubled mother (Julianne Nicholson). […]