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Monday, 19 June 2017

Film No. 42 My Cousin Rachel June 13th

Film No. 42 (2017) June 13th.  11.15 PM LUNA WINDSOR Nedlands.

"I've written to you several times but there is no one I can trust to take my letters to the mail"(Phillip reads a letter sent to him by his dying cousin, newly married to a woman named Rachel).

Another lavish re-tell of a well known novel by Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca). A faultless production depicting the dark mysterious, gold-digger (seemingly) Rachel, stunningly played by Rachel Weisz. The opening stanza builds exquisite tension prior to Rachel's arrival on the windswept cliffs of county Surrey but gradually the gloss is lost in this old fashioned tale as later scenes linger longer than they should. Sam Claflin playing the emotionally challenged Phillip doesn't have quite the chemistry to match Weisz. It will be popular matinee cinema for the mature set never the less. 8GUMS.      

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