Mary Poppins Returns
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What began as a transformation of borrowed material by adroit stagecraft has lately become a demonstration of a movie maker's finesse in adaptation.
An intelligent and very satisfying work of art.
Arthur Winslow and Sir Robert Morton are as ruthless in their way as the real estate salesmen in Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross are in theirs...
The filmmaking seems to be stuck in 1912.
The Winslow Boy might be triumph of style over substance, but sometimes, like in this case, style is what separates good from bad films.
...for all the craft and care evident in Mamet's movie, it still is a rather bloodless affair, more admirable than engaging.
A thought-provoking and ethically charged tour de force based on Terence Rattigan's 1946 play.
You might have to wait a long time before you find a film with both a family and a lawyer portrayed in such a genuine and likable way.
Mamet trusts in the intelligence of his audience
In general, I shun the period pieces but this one needs to be viewed. Here we have a case of a boy from an upper crust family who denies stealing a five shilling postal note and the attempt by his out of touch family to take the matter to trial. While the rest of society sees the coming of war with chills, here we have active lobbying for the poor "Winslow Boy".
Good period drama if a bit studied. The performances couldn't be better though.
Interesting period piece family portrait. Did the boy steal the money? The Winslow family goes through a lot. There are no easy answers. Interesting characterizations by all involved. They were begging for Oscars methinks.
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