Love, Cecil

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Love, Cecil shines a warm - and long overdue - spotlight on the work of an Oscar-winning talent whose contributions to classic cinema are too often overlooked.



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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.

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The film version of My Fair Lady is a ceremonious bore, and the viewer has Cecil Beaton's pompously sedentary, open-casket visual compositions to blame.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Thorough and pleasurable - if lightweight...

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

38 years after his death, Beaton's name is not so much on everyone's lips, and one of the pleasures of this film is to revisit his gifts beyond his best known work, the Oscar-winning production design and costumes for "My Fair Lady."

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

An unavoidable shortcoming of the documentary is the absence of Beaton's peers. Somewhat making up for that is an even more dazzling lineup of period film clips and vintage photographs.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"Love, Cecil" demonstrates how a documentary can be a magical experience.

Jul 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Beaton's more-is-more approach makes for a feast for the eyes.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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