Read the eNewspaper
Topics

Tilda Swinton

'A Bigger Splash' review: Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes make waves in moody noir

'A Bigger Splash' review: Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes make waves in moody noir

No less than his ravishing 2009 melodrama "I Am Love," Luca Guadagnino's "A Bigger Splash" is a swooning cinematic appeal to the senses — two hours of al fresco lovemaking, gorgeous scenery and simmering erotic warfare. Which is not to suggest that the movie short-circuits rational thought or inquiry; on the contrary, its teasing, sun-drenched surfaces are likely to prompt a series of questions. When was the last time you sampled a freshly made ricotta? What's the going rate for a villa rental in Pantelleria? When exactly did Ralph Fiennes become one of the greatest actors working today?

Those inclined to measure a movie star's worth in Oscar nominations...

Loading
61°