“I Spit on Your Grave” Meets “The Handmaid’s Tale” When “The Nightingale” Sings

(Sneak Preview: Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) returns with her latest film, The Nightingale, followed by a Q&A with Kent and actors Baykali Ganambarr & Damon Herriman, on Wednesday, July 31, at 7:45PM at Lincoln Center’s Francesca Beale Theater.)

There are certain films in the past where the reviewer has been asked not to reveal a pivotal plot point. Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game from 1992 pops to mind. What happens? Well, let’s just say that Miramax and Harvey Weinstein had mixed feelings about their star Jaye Davison receiving a Best Supporting Actor nomination because . . . . I still don’t feel…