A complete upending of the western, about not wide open spaces but close-in intimacy, with an unusual female gaze and a hugely provocative dare to gender expectations. Both ironic and transformative.
They like me — they really like me! — at “The Arts Hour” on the BBC World Service radio experience.
Toni Collette fights family demons; Sylvia Syms fights to stay with her husband; Mc Linn Da Quebrada fights bigotry.
Does every wide release in North America this week feature a female protagonist or female ensemble? Wow.
A movie as generous and as nonjudgmental as its protagonists, as frustrated yet as gently questing as they are. Claire Danes and Jim Parsons are extraordinary.
Appalling and sadistic. How can anyone who is not a sociopath look at this horrible attempt at feel-good fantasy and say, “This is fine, this is healthy”?
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