Trey Edward Shults's third feature film Waves resembles a Young Adult novel, at least on the surface. It's the story of two teens dealing with a heavy amount of drama in their young lives. But unlike most YA movies, this one doesn't speak down to its audience, doesn't assume that teens are simpleminded. Instead it's a masterly effort, more fully-realized, emotionally mature, and cinematically inventive than just about anything else out there. Waves tells the story of the Williams family, headed by stern father Ronald (Sterling K. Brown) and his second wife Catherine (Renée Elise Goldsberry). It focuses on eldest son Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) and teen daughter Emily (Taylor Russell). In the film's first half, Tyler seems to have it all. He has a beautiful girlfriend, Alexis (Alexa Demie), and is a star on his high school wrestling team...