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January 17, 2022

AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE — THE CRITERION COLLECTION

ColeSmithey.comHere is a dirty hands biopic with bite.

Jane Campion's rigorous filmic rendition of Janet Frame's picaresque autobiography is a stunner by any measure.

New Zealand's most celebrated author/poet gets a fully voiced telling of a life punctuated by abuse, tragedy, and literary success.

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Campion's pitch perfect casting of three actresses to perform different periods of Frame's life, anchors this film in a rare sense of dynamic realism.

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"An Angel At My Table" is Jane Campion's finest cinematic achievement.

5 Stars

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