Cinema: Tallu'sTurn

Die! Die! My Darling! The crazed seers who plot film trends have exhausted the first wave of mature movie queens willing to trade their glamour for Grand Guignol; now this second-string British thriller offers Tallulah Bankhead as its reigning menace.

As in most such exercises, the camera excavates Tallulah's once-fabled beauty with indecent pleasure, as though she were a ruined abbey or an old Roman wall. She bangs about as an unhinged religious fanatic who rules a desolate manor in the English countryside with several subnormal servants. She is mourning her dead son, and when his former fiancee (Stefanie Powers) comes to...

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