2018 AFI FEST
Directed by Karyn Kusama, Destroyer (2018) resides in the underbelly of contemporary Southern California, terrain familiar from crime writers like Michael Connelly (Bosch). Looking dazed and frazzled, Detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) shows up at a crime scene uninvited. There’s an undercurrent of hostility toward her from the other cops gathered round a dead body. The rest of the movie shows us what led her to that moment.