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Film review

‘In Secret’ a tale of lust, love, murder and guilt

Kit Harington plays Milo, aka “The Celt” and Emily Browning portrays Cassio in “Pompeii."
Kit Harington plays Milo, aka “The Celt” and Emily Browning portrays Cassio in “Pompeii."
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Think of “Therese Raquin,” the Emile Zola novel that is the inspiration for “In Secret,” as the original film noir. It has an illicit love affair, a murder and the guilt and fear of discovery that comes with it. Filmmaker Charlie Stratton, working from Neal Bell’s stage adaptation of the book, delivers a moody, melodramatic and somewhat overwrought version of the tale, sort of a 19th century-Paris “Postman Always Rings Twice.” It benefits from brooding ...


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