The Danish Girl
First screened in December 2015
Director: Tom Hooper. Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Matthias Schoenaerts, Amber Heard, Sebastian Koch, Pip Torrens, Adrian Schiller, Jake Graf, Sonya Cullingford, Nicholas Woodeson, Philip Arditti, Miltos Yerolemou. Screenplay: Lucinda Coxon (based on the novel by David Ebershoff).

Twitter Capsule: Literally nothing about Hooper's filmmaking is well-suited to evoking complex internal shifts. And unfortunately...

Second Capsule: Like watching sad-faced artisans make Limoges boxes in a wide, dark room while a weeping string quartet plays in the back.

VOR:   Transgender representations, particularly historical ones, are rare enough that this one has value, but everything in this telling seems sanded down to bland "prestige" contours.

Photo © 2015 Focus Features/Working Title Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander
Best Production Design: Eve Stewart; Michael Standish
Best Costume Design: Paco Delgado

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Drama): Alicia Vikander
Best Actor (Drama): Eddie Redmayne
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat

Other Awards:
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Vikander)

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