• Anna Paquin as Lisa

This week the Bleader presents a series of commentaries on Kenneth Lonergan’s drama Margaret (2011), which screens through Thursday at Gene Siskel Film Center.

As Lisa Cohen’s quest in Margaret for her idea of justice becomes more and more frenzied, I felt a sudden jolt of understanding. Here is a teenager in the first flush of adult sin! Sin must be my sweet spot because at this point the movie completely had me.