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Matthew Martens's rating of the film Reflections in a Golden Eye

Huston et al. enact interpersonal complications as bruising, bombastic melodrama; much of the film's entertainment value derives from watching these actors quiver and crack up like the exquisite hams they are. But even through the golden murk, we see what attracted Huston to McCuller's story: the way it examines loneliness and longing, exposing how we imbue them with romance by aestheticizing the real.