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Bride Of The Wind Review


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Sarah Wynter doesn't quite have the chops, Bruce Beresford doesn't quite have the heart, and the audience probably doesn't have anywhere near the level of interest to sustain this biopic about Alma Mahler nee Schindler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler and the mistress of a handful of other men down the line. The thesis here is that There's Something About Alma, something that inspires greatness in artists of all forms (including painter Gustav Klimt), but Beresford never gets close to putting his finger on just what that is.

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Delta Of Venus Review


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Zalman King has made a pretty penny directing softcore porn, and Delta of Venus is his artiest attempt at it yet.

Following the saucy adventures of an American girl in the 1940s who moves to Paris (hey, great timing!) to write erotic fiction, Venus is long on stolen glances and short on story. In fact, it's short on eroticism too, as Audie England spends more time gawking and whispering at creepy foreigners and hiding in dark closets than engaging in forbidden acts. England is hardly a Basinger-esque sexpot and even less of an actress, which is why she's largely been relegated to TV movies in the years since Venus appeared. Ultimately her character Elena's sexual awakening is pretty freakin' tepid.

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