See, I’m more than just a horror guy, or a movie lover compelled to focus on the sickest of flicks. The inclination to enjoy some high-brow cinema is always present, as is the softer side that privately loves a good “teenager discovers his or herself” film; when the lead is a female, included. Such as An Education (opening in limited release this Friday, October 9), surely one of the best of this kind to come around in ages, and a little charmer that should make the rounds come awards season. Mostly for its dynamite star Carey Mulligan, who’s hopefully a lock for a Best Actress nomination. She’s a knockout in this one, the best part of an altogether A-grade picture.
To show that I’m well-rounded in my coverage, here’s my review of An Education, over at Critics Notebook: