Far From Heaven

When Rainer Maria Fassbinder remade Douglas Sirk's classic 1954 melodrama ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (1955) as ALI, FEAR EATS THE SOUL (1974), he broadened Sirk's indictment of society's attitudes toward sex, age, gender roles and class to include race. Todd Haynes's own gorgeous replica has them both beat: His sexually neglected heroine (a flawless Julianne...read more

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