As a biopic, it simply fails, but as a means of contemplating aspects of English history and the enigma of Purcell, this film has some intriguing moments intertwined with some glorious performances of the music of Purcell.
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Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper
"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.