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Reviews: England, Spain and Canada prove to be a tedious tour with 'Postcards From London,' 'Miss Dalí’ and 'The Perfect Kiss'

Reviews: England, Spain and Canada prove to be a tedious tour with 'Postcards From London,' 'Miss Dalí’ and 'The Perfect Kiss'

‘Postcards From London’

“Postcards From London,” which follows the adventures of a fetching 18-year-old named Jim (Harris Dickinson) who becomes Soho’s favorite gay rent-boy, may sound like an enticing coming-of-age film but, with its static theatricality, curious chasteness and high-minded chatter, proves pretty much a bore.

Writer-director Steve McLean, making his first film since 1994’s New Queer Cinema offshoot “Postcards From America,” has re-created a stylized version of a Soho of yore — though the film is arguably set in a kind of “timeless” present — entirely on soundstages. Despite a skillful use of color, lighting, framing and music, the movie’s artificiality might...

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