All the Standout Movies We’ve Seen at New York Film Festival This Year

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Anatomy of a Fall

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Anatomy of a Fall
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Justine Triet’s French courtroom drama is as handsome and well-acted as you’d expect from a Cannes Palme d’Or winner. Anatomy of a Fall concerns writer Sandra (Sandra Hüller), who is suspected of murdering her 50 Cent-blasting husband after he falls from the top floor of their home in the Alps. A very long and rarely satisfying series of courtroom scenes dominates the movie’s back half. I didn’t pick up on much insight or soul in the tedious probing of whether or not she did it. This ultimately struck me as elevated Law & Order.

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