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Blu-ray Review - Steaming


Based on the play by Nell Dunn, 1985's "Steaming" is the last feature film for director Joseph Losey, the helmer of "Modesty Blaise," "The Trout," and "The Romantic Englishwoman." Losey's career ends on a confident note with this production, which preserves the movements of the source material, maintaining concentration on the lives of women who frequent a Turkish bath, sharing their stories, hopes, and fears with one another as the business becomes a center of therapy for the customers. Although it isn't a sophisticated transfer from stage to screen, Losey wisely preserves the flat look of the production, keeping concentration on the characters and the drama they encounter and periodically invent. Read the rest at


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