Critic: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ makes tropes of trashy romance novels unbearably real

A scene in “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” Photo credit: NEON

Our critics review “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” about forbidden love between a painter and her subject, who’s also a woman; “The Aeronauts,” about a real-life British scientist who wanted to fly higher than ever before in a hot air balloon in 1862; “Midnight Family,” a documentary about a family in Mexico who runs a private ambulance; “In Fabric,” set in the 1980s about a dress that literally kills. 


Witney Seibold - contributor to IGN and co-host of the podcast Critically Acclaimed - @witneyseibold, Alicia Malone - host of Turner Classic Movies and Magnificent Obsession - @aliciamalone

Madeleine Brand

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