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Review: In ‘Becks,’ a Guitarist With the Blues Returns Home

Feb 08, 2018 - The New York Times

A description of “Becks,” about a lesbian musician who returns to the more conservative environment in which she grew up, makes it sound like an earnest, shopworn indie drama. But the movie exemplifies how small judgments in pace, performance and soundtrack can transcend modest trappings.

Much of the credit is due to the film’s charismatic, tone-perfect lead, Lena Hall, who won a Tony in 2014 for “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” She plays Becks, a Brooklyn guitarist and singer who fo...