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Film Review - Sleeping Beauty


“Sleeping Beauty” is a grueling interpretive experience where writer/director Julia Leigh only gives her audience fragments of information and behavior to work with. For some, the inscrutable moviegoing experience will be bliss, a rare opportunity to piece together an unsavory puzzle of twentysomething recklessness and sexual immaturity. For others, viewing “Sleeping Beauty” will carry all the suspense and sexual fury of bread baking. A tepid series of vaguely salacious encounters mixed with mummified emotions, Leigh’s feature is a provocative idea in serious need of some actual perversion. Hoping to mimic the likes of Stanley Kubrick and Lars Von Trier with a challenging piece of painterly misery, all Leigh achieves here is a trivial slog featuring lots of cold naked bodies and nary a heartbeat. Read the rest at


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