'Bright Star'

This is a film that reminds what a singular voice filmmaker Jane Campion has, and how much richer we are when she's at the top of her game. With the gentlest touch, she spins a romance out of gossamer that requires her young lovers -- Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw, both excellent -- to let us feel their passion without so much as a bared shoulder, much less a ripped bodice.

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This is a film that reminds what a singular voice filmmaker Jane Campion has, and how much richer we are when she's at the top of her game. With the gentlest touch, she spins a romance out of gossamer that requires her young lovers -- Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw, both excellent -- to let us feel their passion without so much as a bared shoulder, much less a ripped bodice.

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