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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 (11) | 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…

What emerges here is a charming, prickly, and deeply self-critical artiste who probably lacked love but put every shade of feeling into his work. Perhaps that's why Beaton never fell entirely out of fashion.

March 30, 2018 | Full Review…

A fascinating doc about a 20th Century style-setter of the sort often remembered lovingly in Vanity Fair magazine. Beaton was a career self-inventor, who insinuated himself into the esthetic of every age from the '20s to the '70s.

March 15, 2018 | Rating: B-plus | 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…

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