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The Beguiled

A return to Thomas Cullinan’s novel of the same name, Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled offers a more female centric take on Don Siegel’s Clint Eastwood starring adaptation. The film unfolds in a girls’ school in the state of Virginia in 1864. As the Civil War rages, The Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies has been sheltered from the outside world – until the day a wounded Union soldier (Farrell, The Lobster) is discovered nearby and taken in. Coppola’s fourth collaboration with Kirsten Dunst, the film makes notable use of its Louisiana locations and carries a real sting in the tale.

The Beguiled gets the review treatment in our July film podcast. Skip to 8.06 to hear what we had to say…