It's a gorgeously filmed portrait of a bygone era, with painstaking attention to period detail.
Among other things, a sharp corrective to such effervescent red-light classics as Max Ophüls's "Le Plaisir."
Erratic, occasionally WTF hilarious...
| Original Score: 3/5
A brief history of time and space, according to Bertrand Bonello.
| Original Score: 4/4
Without soft-pedaling it-the story of "The Girl Who Laughs" alone will brush away that line of criticism-Bonello nonetheless mourns the extinction of the brothel, where the women at least had each other.
| Original Score: A-
| Original Score: B+