Shirley

2020

Shirley

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Fred and Rose move to a small Vermont college town in pursuit of a job for Fred as an assistant professor of literature. The young couple receives an offer for free room and board from professor Stanley Hyman, as long as Rose agrees to spend time cleaning up the home and looking after his wife, acclaimed horror author Shirley Jackson. At first Fred and Rose detest the rocky household of the eccentric couple, but they eventually establish deep bonds with their counterparts, which will test the limits of their young love.

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  • Like a lot of Shirley Jackson's work, it feels like something that warrants analysis and reflection.

    January 29, 2020 | Full Review…
  • By the time "Shirley" arrives at its tortured smile of an ending, it seems less a departure from "Madeline's Madeline" than it does a spiritual prequel, or maybe a buttoned-up aunt.

    January 27, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • A concoction of fact and magical realism, which may frame the film as a radically more exciting cousin to Stephen Daldry's Virginia Woolf-centered, triptych drama The Hours.

    January 27, 2020 | Full Review…

    Carlos Aguilar

    TheWrap
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  • This is Decker's funniest film to date, yet also her most intimate and erotic.

    January 26, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A thrillingly perverse example of what happens when the shackles of biopic formula are cast aside.

    January 26, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Benjamin Lee

    Guardian
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  • In Shirley Jackson, [Moss] veers from grumpy to menacing to touching, turning in what may be her best - and is surely her wittiest - film performance to date.

    January 26, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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