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“Rebecca for Dummies”: Netflix’s remake is a pointless exercise in nothing—so why watch it?

The new Rebecca appears fine-tuned to be a nothing, a mediocrity that you can put on as a backdrop while texting your pals

By Caspar Salmon  

In his 1993 film Dear Diary, the Italian director Nanni Moretti stages a gleeful fantasy sequence in which, after a miserable experience at the cinema, he tracks down a film reviewer and reads his rave review of Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer back to him, tormenting the hapless critic with the sound of his own idiotic prose.

Since watching Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca last week, I have had similar daydreams…

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