Dolores Claiborne
First screened in May 2003 / Most recently screened in July 2015
Director: Taylor Hackford. Cast: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judy Parfitt, Christopher Plummer, David Strathairn, Ellen Muth, John C. Reilly, Eric Bogosian, Bob Gunton, Sandy MacDonald. Screenplay: Tony Gilroy (based on the novel by Stephen King).

Twitter Capsule: Hackford is not nimble enough with the temporal shifts, cold milieu, and difficult tone. Ambitious but strained.

VOR:   Imagine Misery remade by Douglas Sirk. If you're not sure you'd love that, admit you'd be interested in that. No groundbreaker, but it's got rare conviction.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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