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'A Quiet Passion' (Apr. 14)
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'A Quiet Passion' (Apr. 14)

If anyone could turn a potentially staid biopic about Emily Dickinson into a catty, compelling, creatively fulfilling and cathartic movie, it's British filmmaker Terence Davies – a man intimately familiar with the more lyrical uses of his medium. His take on the younger years (and final months) of the "so we must meet apart" poet is not only filled with enough witty banter and cutting epigrams to make Oscar Wilde do a Rudy-clap; it's also a showcase for actress Cynthia Nixon, who plays the melancholy writer as teasing, tormented and totally at odds with her stuffy father and brother. (We had no idea that Dickinson was really a Miranda.) DF

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