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Love, Cecil (2017)




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Documentarian Lisa Immordino Vreeland presents an engaging portrait of the visionary Cecil Beaton. Known for his astounding work ethic and prickly personality, the celebrated and sometimes controversial photographer and costume designer shot iconic portraits of celebrities and took home two Academy Awards (R) for his work on GIGI and MY FAIR LADY.


Critic Reviews for Love, Cecil

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

This glossy doc about Cecil Beaton plumbs the shallows of the famous stylist, royal photographer and self-professed Edwardian dandy.

November 29, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Vreeland's willingness to include painful as well as flattering details is what gives Love, Cecil its punch.

September 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Dreamy without being fussy, Love, Cecil is a handsome paean to its subject.

February 12, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's a good-looking film, and Rupert Everett reads nicely from Beaton's diaries, but we get no fresh insights.

December 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Love, Cecil pays fond but not uncritical tribute to a man who described himself as "tormented by ambition."

December 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Love Cecil isn't just a celebration of Beaton's seemingly miraculous achievements - despite his apparently endless portraits of everyone from Gertrude Stein to Daphne du Maurier.

December 1, 2017 | Full Review…

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