The Beguiled

The beguiler becomes the beguiled in Sofia Coppola’s sumptuous, sensual, smothering Southern Gothic tale set in 1864 Virginia, three years into the Civil War, in which a wounded Union soldier ignites long-dormant passions in the students and staff of an all-female boarding school. The soldier, Corp. John McBurney (Colin Farrell), is an Irish-born more