The Beguiled : Sofia Coppola's Dark Turn

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The director trades whimsy for Southern gothic in her new film.

Sofia Coppola has mastered the kind of impressionistic cinema that American directors usually leave to Europeans. Her female protagonists meander, blithe and naive, through films that feel like crosses between a still life and a killer mixtape passed secretly among friends. So it might come as a surprise to hear that the auteur of feminine flânerie studied up on Hitchcock’s Notorious for her l...

 

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