CINEMA: ALL HAIL TO HELENA!

BONHAM CARTER HAS GROWN UP, ON FILM, FROM A PETULANT PRINCESS TO A SEXY HENRY JAMES PREDATOR

No one fires a gun or slashes a victim to slivers in The Wings of the Dove, the sexy, spectral new film from Henry James' novel. But mortal predators are at work, and their weapons are smiles, thin and precise as stilettos. The smile of smarmy Lord Mark (Alex Jennings) says, "He's boring" or "Her money is too new" or, late at night when he's drunk too much, "You'll do." His friend Maude (Charlotte Rampling) has a practiced irony in her smile; life has taught her to walk gracefully among land mines and, en route, to plant a few. The smile...

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