‘Jane Eyre’ & ‘Meek's Cutoff’

A friend coined a phrase to describe anything that is a cut above mediocrity but falls well short of excellence: “very OK.” And that’s what I would call the latest version of Jane Eyre.

Did we need another version? The stormy black-and-white chiaroscuro of the 1943 Joan Fontaine–Orson Welles...

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Richard Alleva has been reviewing movies for Commonweal since 1990.