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Review: ‘Snowpiercer’ Cures the Summertime Blockbuster Blues

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Review: I Am Love

“Our family’s fortune is built on unity.”

In Erick Zonca’s criminally overlooked Julia, Tilda Swinton gives a searing portrayal of a woman with no sense of control:  she drinks to brave excess, beds whoever is there before she passes out, agrees to madness and then attempts to re-shape madness to suit her own needs, by the end only barely realizing that her capacity for execution of a plan is far outweighed by every single element that surrounds her.  Swinton plays Julia as loose, sweaty, persistent, loud and desperate, yet remains thoroughly winning from start to finish.  What a thrill it must have been for the actor to go from that role to the tightly-wound, formal, soft-spoken and (ultimately) sensually pronounced Emma Recchi, in Luca Guadagnino’s sumptuous and melodramatic I Am Love (Io Sono L’Amore). Continue reading “Review: I Am Love”