'Beloved' -- 3 stars

NR; 2:19 running time A decades-spanning musical drama about a mother and daughter, "Beloved" is both broody and bright, steeped in amour in all its Gallic permutations: mad, destined, unrequited, sustaining. In the central roles, real-life mother and daughter Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni bring a chemical spark to the on-screen dynamics, and their compelling performances anchor the story's novelistic sprawl, especially when it falters or loses focus.Read the full "Beloved" movie review
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