The Party (2017)
First screened in June 2018
Director: Sally Potter. Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Timothy Spall, Cillian Murphy, Cherry Jones, Bruno Ganz, Emily Mortimer. Screenplay: Sally Potter.

Twitter Capsule: Stabs at humor, pathos, politics, satire all blunted by smug insincerity. Ill-shot. Actors mostly caricature themselves.

Second Capsule: Scott Thomas somehow acquits herself even in these thin, dismal surroundings. Clarkson's readings of her fussy lines all feel over-familiar.

VOR:   Mysteriously pleased with itself. Potter has reaped praise for stripping things down and loosening up, but I see a onetime empress with no clothes.

Photo © 2017 Adventure Pictures, © 2018 Roadside Attractions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D–

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