Cinema: Warped Triangle

Last time out, Mia Farrow had Rosemary's Baby. In Secret Ceremony, she is Rosemary's baby, a diminutive monstrosity named Cenci whose wide, cornflower eyes open onto a hostile, deranged mind.

The character is a promising one, and perhaps one day Farrow can play it for what it's worth. For now, she is trapped in a glossy, twittering movie that poses as a psychological horror story. Leonora, an over-the-hill prostitute (Elizabeth Taylor), is accosted by Cencion a London bus. The girl invites her home—where Leonora discovers an eerily familiar face in a photograph. Cenci's dead...

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