Maggie Gyllenhaal is Mesmerizing in Upcoming Netflix Movie "The Kindergarten Teacher"

Sara Colangelo's remake of the Israeli film "The Kindergarten Teacher" is a fascinating character study which features an awards-worthy lead performance. 

Here's what I wrote about the film this past January:

"Maggie Gyllenhaal is a Staten Island early-childhood educator who starts obsessing over a gifted student, which leads to problems too good to reveal in this capsule. Sara Colangelo’s American remake of the similarly-titled Israeli drama maintains its own unique identity. However, the movie belongs to Gyllenhaal, who keeps playing with our heads throughout the film. The fact that she maintains the sympathetic nature of her character makes this brilliant film all the more mysterious." 

Gyllenhaal is part of a stellar cast which includes Parker SevakAnna BaryshnikovRosa SalazarMichael Chernus, and Gael Garcia Bernal.
“The Kindergarten Teacher” hits Netflix on October 12.