Shirley Reviews

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June 3, 2020
Nothing less than a masterpiece, a powerhouse of performance, style and subtext. It is witchy and wordy and bracingly feminist; it is disorienting and strangely erotic and unpredictable.
June 2, 2020
For all its inaccuracies and elisions, Shirley really does get at its namesake's ambivalence about domesticity and marriage.
May 29, 2020
"Shirley"... coats her in gothic excess as if glazing a ham, and of her humor scarcely a shred remains.
January 29, 2020
Like a lot of Shirley Jackson's work, it feels like something that warrants analysis and reflection.
January 27, 2020
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
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 26, 2020
This is Decker's funniest film to date, yet also her most intimate and erotic.
January 26, 2020
A thrillingly perverse example of what happens when the shackles of biopic formula are cast aside.
January 26, 2020
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
This sort of inebriated, one-location yak-fest is hardly the fashion these days, but there's much for audiences of a certain ilk to relish here amid the refined noxiousness of manipulative goings-on among the educated class.
January 26, 2020
Decker provides more material than we know what to do with, and the resulting prism feels intellectually rewarding, no matter the angle from which we choose to approach it.
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