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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: B-D

Muddled ‘Destroyer’ a showcase for Kidman

  From director Karyn Kusama and screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, Destroyer is a muddled showcase for Nicole Kidman’s ever-growing acting range. She stars as Erin Bell, a disheveled police detective whose painful backstory as an undercover officer is slowly unraveled over 121 minutes. (GEP: 3.5/5) Kidman appeared in several films this year, from […]

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Reviews: N-P

Patricia Clarkson leads neo-noir homicide investigation in ‘Out of Blue’

Based on Martin Amis’ 1997 novel “Night Train,” Patricia Clarkson stars as a lead investigator in the death of a leading astrophysicist (Mamie Gummer). Although the stellar cast is more compelling than the story itself, the science fiction elements make director Carl Morley’s Out of Blue a unique homicide puzzle to piece together. (BKP: 3.5/5) […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: H-J

‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’ is lovably bizarre

Written by Philippa Goslett and John Cameron Mitchell, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is the story of Enn, a teenage boy from London, who meets Zan, a mysterious girl from somewhere very far away. The film is beautiful, bizarre, and an adventure from start to finish. (JRL: 4/5)

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: B-D

THE BEGUILED (2017): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

NOTE: This review of Sofia Coppola’s film The Beguiled is written from the POV of someone coming to the material for the second time. Jan saw the 1971 version starring Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Hartman & Geraldine Page sometime in the way back when, and she watched this Don Siegel version again this week after last […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: B-D

THE BEGUILED (2017): Review by Jessica Perry

NOTE: This review of Sofia Coppola’s film The Beguiled is written from the POV of someone coming to the material for the first time. Jessica has not [yet] seen the 1971 version starring Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Hartman & Geraldine Page. For more from the POV of someone who has seen the 1971 version, click HERE […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: Q-S

STRANGERLAND

Strangerland, a high-profile new release from Australia, promises more than it can deliver. Excellent performances from Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, and Hugo Weaving are undone by a weak screenplay–by Michael Kinirons and Fiona Seres–which totally collapses in the third act. Director Kim Farrant shows great promise, but she needs to keep a tighter reign on her screenwriters in future. (JLH: 3/5) ************************* […]

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Reviews: N-P

Film Review: THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY

Director Jane Campion’s take on Henry James. Nicole Kidman does a fine job in the difficult role of Isabel Archer & Barbara Hershey received a Supporting Actress nomination as her foil. But John Malkovich is a bit too creepy, making it hard to believe that Isabel would ever marry him. More on THE PORTRAIT OF […]

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