The Portrait of a Lady ★★★★★

Henry James is impenetrable for most people, but this an excellent attempt to capture the feel of what’s beneath that dense prose. Hershey and Kidman are tremendous...Malkovich, well, he’s just too “villainous” to be believable. Depiction of airless, corseted 19th century blows lid off most period pics. The documentary on the blu ray, full of behind the scenes footage of this extremely difficult shoot...is almost as incredible as the movie.

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