Film Review - 22 July
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Film Review - Private Life


Tamara Jenkins is a filmmaker, but she doesn’t work with any sort of regularity. I’m sure there’s a story there that either details industry ugliness or personal detachment, but when she finally does manage to put a project together, it’s usually quality work. In the last two decades, she’s made three movies, including 1998’s “The Slums of Beverly Hills” and 2007’s “Savages,” and now she returns with “Private Life,” providing another reminder that she’s a thoughtful helmer who should really be out there more often. Embarking on another story of startling intimacy, Jenkins turns her attention to the trials of conception, examining the process of fertilization as its endured by an older couple struggling to have a baby of their own. It feels autobiographical but it plays solidly dramatic, with Jenkins keeping her sense of humor and honesty when taking on a medical journey that has the capacity to decimate the human spirit.  Read the rest at


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