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October 9, 2020

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

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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