The Crime Lady: Shirley, You Jest

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I did not expect to like Shirley, Josephine Decker’s newest film. I had very much disliked its source material (Susan Scarf Merrell’s 2014 novel Shirley) for a multitude of reasons I outlined in my review at the time, including: a simplistic portrayal of Jackson’s struggles with marriage to the literary critic and Bennington profess…

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