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Queer Cinema Figurehead Returns With 'Savage Grace'new

You can almost smell the desperation in the twisted psychosexuality of Savage Grace, the film purportedly based on the true story of a mother-son relationship that went tragically wrong.
Austin Chronicle  |  Steve Davis  |  07-18-2008  |  Reviews

Julianne Moore is the Only Saving Grace of 'Savage Grace'new

Even when playing an oversized personality such as Barbara Daly Baekeland, Moore keeps her focus, coming across as not just a jet-set harpy but also a woman plagued with insecurities about her class and sexuality, willing to lash out at the closest people within reach.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  06-25-2008  |  Reviews

'Tuya's Marriage', 'Savage Grace' and 'Brick Lane': A Trio of No-Hanky Women's Picsnew

Three unhappy marriages, three desperate wives, three drastically dissimilar circumstances. Whom to feel sorry for? The bored spouse of the American plastics heir in Savage Grace? The homesick Bengal immigrant confined to her claustrophobic London council flat on Brick Lane? How about the eponymous protagonist of Tuya's Marriage, a woman who lives in a yurt on the Mongolian steppes, caring for her disabled husband and two children by herding sheep and running a farm by herself?
East Bay Express  |  Kelly Vance  |  06-25-2008  |  Reviews

Tom Kalin's 'Savage Grace' is Shallow and Gracelessnew

Other New Queer Cinema mavericks have gone on to make films that challenge artistic, thematic, and commercial assumptions. In comparison, Savage Grace is oddly conservative.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Dennis Harvey  |  06-18-2008  |  Reviews

The Incest of 'Savage Grace' Knocks Julianne Moore from Her Gay Cinema Thronenew

Moore plays a woman who is the target of her gay son's frustrations in Savage Grace -- the story of Barbara Baekeland, the unbalanced wealthy socialite who led her son to incest and murder in 1972.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  05-29-2008  |  Reviews

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