Review: Lizzie, 2018, dir. Craig William Macneill

Nothing clever here: Just a blunt-ass takedown of a really, really bad movie. I’m not sure if Lizzie thinks it’s higher class than it is, or…wait, yes I am. It’s a Lizzie Borden biopic that skimps way the hell out on murder, saving the best known part of the Borden legend until somewhere close to the end. The good news, I guess, is that the axe murder is pretty darn murdery, but the bad news is that it’s smothered by Lizzie‘s unrelenting attempts at respectability. Even the lesbian romance between Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny is too restrained to actually make an impact on the texture or direction of the story. Color me bored.

You can read the full review over at Paste Magazine.

 

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