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October 9, 2020

At the Movies: A smart portrait of a living legend in ‘The Glorias'

By LINDSEY BAHR
AP Film Writer

Julianne Moore plays the middle aged version of Gloria Steinem.

Gloria Steinem is always in conversation with herself in “The Glorias,” a sprawling and thoughtful biopic of the writer and activist. Director Julie Taymor knows better than to try to capture her entire life in a film, even one as long as this, and her reflective odyssey of a woman and icon who never stops growing is a beautifully messy attempt at something bigger. It doesn't always work, but has a natural engine and spirit to it that keeps you focused.


 
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