• ‘Shirley' Review: Elisabeth Moss is Phenomenal in Josephine Decker's Stellar Portrait of Shirley Jackson

    1 month ago - By Slash Film

    No mere biopic, Shirley is a haunting portrait of author Shirley Jackson, telling a tale that didn't actually happen. This is a fictional biography, and yet every moment rings true. Director Josephine Decker and screenwriter Sarah Gubbins have captured Jackson's literary voice, while Elisabeth Moss has captured the late author's very essence itself. Moss is so good here it's scary, playing Jackson as a raging, neurotic mess prone to fits of crippling depression and bursts of brilliance. She's a force to be reckoned with.
    Shirley takes some of its cues from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?...
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  • ‘Shirley' Film Review: Elisabeth Moss Has Monstrous Presence in Unconventional Drama

    ‘Shirley' Film Review: Elisabeth Moss Has Monstrous Presence in Unconventional Drama

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    Pushed over a metaphorical cliff, the two nonconformists in Josephine Decker's “Shirley” - her follow-up to the mind-bending “Madeline's Madeline” - bond over the maddening submissiveness expected of them, which they both come to furiously abhor. Their strange alliance makes for a psychologically layered portrait of unapologetic womanhood that's dangerously sensual and sumptuously rebellious.
    The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, comes from a screenplay by Sarah Gubbins, which was adapted from Susan Scarf Merrell's biographical fiction novel. Decker revives...
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  • ‘Shirley' Film Review: Elisabeth Moss Has Monstrous Presence in Unconventional Drama

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    Pushed over a metaphorical cliff, the two nonconformists in Josephine Decker's “Shirley,” her follow-up to the mind-bending “Madeline's Madeline,” bond over the maddening submissiveness expected of them, which they both come to furiously abhor. Their strange alliance makes for a psychologically layered portrait of unapologetic womanhood that's dangerously sensual and sumptuously rebellious.
    The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, comes from a screenplay by Sarah Gubbin, which was adapted from Susan Scarf Merrell's biographical fiction novel. Decker revives...
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