“A Previous Engagement” – Maitland McDonagh reviews

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Even Juliet Stevenson, a singularly accomplished and versatile actress, can’t do much with Julia’s early scenes, in which she’s forced to dither around like a complete idiot. But once the plot gets underway, she manages to bring a surprising depth of feeling to a character haunted by the thought that she made the mistake of a lifetime when she was too young to even imagine the consequences. Read more>>

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Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh

Formerly TVGuide.com's senior movies editor/reviewer, Maitland McDonagh now has her own site, Miss FlickChick.com, and freelances for Film Comment, Time Out NY and other publications. She has written four books -- Broken Mirrors Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento, Filmmaking on the Fringe, The 50 Most Erotic Films of All Time and Movie Lust -- and contributed to many others, including Film Out of Bounds, Fantasy Females, The Last Great American Picture Show and Exile Cinema. Read McDonagh's recent artilces below. For her Women On Film archive, type "Maitland McDonagh" into the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).