New in Theaters:
A Dangerous Method

The history of pairing historical figures in fictional films is a mostly unfortunate one — bold-face names facing off in situations contrived for maximum melodrama. David Cronenberg’s scalpel-sharp rendering of the psychosexual triangle between Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Sabina Spielrein (a patient, and later therapist in her own right, who fascinated them both) almost falls prey to this failing. But a trio of astonishingly committed performances and a taut screenplay free of hyperbole and overstatement keep this drama relatively free of melodramatic pitfalls, while still relating a fully engaging story of an intellectual love triangle…
A Dangerous Method is now playing in limited release; check it out. You can read the full review at filmcritic.com.

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