Mary Poppins Returns
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For Callas fans, this is a winner. For others, it should at least be interesting.
The film's portrait of the singer is indelible. The story as a whole, however, doesn't hold together, primarily because the imaginary characters and situations that surround her are so inadequately sketched.
A film that forgets to bring its central character to life.
For all the devotion Zeffirelli professes to Callas' legacy, the script reduces her to a cartoon.
A tribute to an artist that never approaches art.
Goes far deeper into one man's opera-diva fetish than most people will want to follow.
So appealing and ingratiating that it's hard not to be taken in by Zeffirelli's fantasy.
In his Ode to his colleague, Zeffirelli reminds us all how fragile egos can be and the lengths artists (and their producers) will go to remain in the limelight.
Zeffirelli's 'Carmen' looks more PBS than MGM, and this relative poverty helps explain why this sincere but bloodless film has taken three years to limp into theaters.
The film rises and falls on Ardant's performance and, boy, does she deliver, chewing up scenery and making it look like delicate surgery.
It's an odd little film with tremendous appeal. It's almost as if Zeffirelli ... has dug up a late-'70s time capsule to share with the world.
Justifies its dismissal of factual truth in favor of a deeper sort.
Fanny Ardant is great in the title role, Jeremy Irons and Joan Plowright offer exemplary support.
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