Gloria Bell
First screened in September 2018 / Most recently screened in April 2019
Director: Sebastián Lelio. Cast: Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Caren Pistorius, Michael Cera, Brad Garrett, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Barbara Sukowa, Holland Taylor, Rita Wilson, Sean Astin, Alanna Ubach, Tyson Ritter. Screenplay: Alice Johnson Boher (adapted from the 2013 film, written and directed by Sebastián Lelio).

Twitter Capsule: I felt more worried for Moore's lonelier Gloria than for García's, giving this very close remake its own arc and tone.

Second Capsule: Of all the movies Julianne Moore has made, Gloria Bell is the one that most feels like you're just hanging with her. So I obviously love it.

VOR:   Hard to reward originality in a near-facsimile of a prior film, but this kind of vehicle is so rare today (and rarely done well) that it's valuable.

Photo © 2018 Fabula/FilmNation Entertainment, © 2019 A24

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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