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A “who’s zoomin’ who?” celebration of scheming for both genders that keeps in the spirit of Coppola’s pensive, atmospheric aesthetic, but is unexpectedly straightforward in its delivery, leaving a craving for more of her nuanced stoicism that we have grown to love — or that has driven us crazy.
Some critics weren’t over the moon for Sophia Coppola’s latest, while others were praising it for flipping the script on the pulpy original. Either way, critics dug deep into the film’s exploration of gender roles.
The first trailer for Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, a remake of 1971 film starring Clint Eastwood, is full of gorgeous cinematography of sunlight slipping through trees and curtains, the backdrop of the Civil War, and, of course, a healthy dose of sex, paranoia, and vengeance.
Set during the Civil War, a young girl from an all-female Confederate boarding school comes across an injured Union soldier. The school takes him in to help him recover, but he cons his way into their hearts and the women start to fight with him and each other for his attention.