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The Wonder (2022)

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The second Florence Pugh feature for 2022. She plays a nineteenth-century English nurse charged with observing an Irish girl who apparently doesn't eat. It has a few moments, and many more non-moments. The costumery is gorgeous (Flo's blue dress and jacket are beautiful) but the cinematography is too often too dank to make out the details. Niamh Algar (The Virtues) does some more fine work. I don't know who they made this for.

Jake Wilson: three stars, insufficient payoff for the drawn-out suspense. Peter Bradshaw. Manohla Dargis.