Sarah Adina Smith’s “The Midnight Swim” is a chiller with one foot in that genre and one in a whole other, and wonderful, place. The Brooks sisters — sensible Annie (Jennifer Lafleur), quiet June (Lindsay Burdge) and exuberant Isa (Aleksa Palladino) — return to their mother’s lakeside home after she has died. Their mother, Amelia (Beth Grant), a conservationist, dived into Spirit Lake and never resurfaced. As they investigate the circumstances of her death and decide the house’s fate, June records their visit on camera, Isa hooks up with their mother’s neighbor Josh (Ross Partridge) and Annie tries to come to terms with her long and unresolved estrangement from their mother.
-Andy Webster, The New York Times
- Sarah Adina Smith