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“Alice, Darling” is a story about domestic abuse, but director Mary Nighy doesn’t linger on the violence of the situation. She uses such tension in other ways, working with screenwriter Alanna Francis to best comprehend a level of dehumanization involved the in the eponymous character’s battle with herself, making efforts to achieve a level of exterior normality while she disintegrates within. Also prioritized by the material is an examination of friendship, which gradually takes command of the picture, exploring the ways close relationships struggle with communication and deliver on protection when necessary. Nighy gets a little carried away trying to bring visual poetry to the feature, but “Alice, Darling” is a haunting effort that eventually finds the heart of the situation, capturing the intensity of fear and the liberation of love. Read the rest at


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