Fifth about The Seventh

Judy (2019)

Judy: Rupert Goold’s biopic of Judy Garland skews the usual treatment of showing the trajectory to the glorious moments of an artist, instead aiming at the other end of her life and career. That does not, in any case, make the story less formulaic or cliché, even if it is a bit sadder and more insightful of the origins of her issues than the usual formula. Renée Zellweger gives a good performance, managing to sing quite a few of Garland’s staples, but it sometimes feels a bit too calculated and artificial as many tics are introduced here and there. No other performances really leave a mark. The costumes and production design generally look good but not quite special; cinematographer Ole Bratt Birkeland moves the camera beautifully in a couple of shots.

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