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I Am Love

2009

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  • The director mimics the stateliness of Visconti’s films without any of Visconti’s sense of time, power, or aristocratic refinement; he copies the extravagant plot devices of Douglas Sirk’s films without any of Sirk’s philosophical vision. And his borrowings don’t even suggest an interventionist cinephilia that uses such classics as a touchstone on which to test modern mores. He adopts their mannerisms like a kid clomping around in ancestors’ shoes, and seems quite as awkward doing so.