Stream of the Day: Julianne Moore Still Gives Her All-Time Best Performance in ‘Safe’

Stream of the Day: Julianne Moore Still Gives Her All-Time Best Performance in ‘Safe’
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Beneath the glassy surfaces of nearly every Todd Haynes’ movie lives a woman pressing against them, about to break out. Julianne Moore has played two of those: a suburban housewife chained to the social order of racially segregated 1950s Connecticut in “Far From Heaven,” and as another psychically shackled housewife, this time in 1980s Southern California, in “Safe.”

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Though released in 1995, “Safe” is set in 1987, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in America. Haynes’ roots as a queer filmmaker often find him responding to that crisis, most
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