Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Dir. Robert Aldrich (1962). This bitchy grand guignol battle played out in a decaying Hollywood mansion between warring sister divas Bette Davis and Joan Crawford gets off to a draggy start but builds with ever-growing force to a strong climax. Davis plays it for all it's worth in a grotesque florid performance; Crawford gives a quiet, remarkably fine interpretation of her crippled sister.
Thu., Feb. 11, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2010

 
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