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Julianne Moore delivers career-best performance as ‘Gloria Bell’

Sebastián Lelio’s remake of his 2013 Chilean movie “Gloria” is, indeed, a glorious celebration of Julianne Moore at her peak. Playing a divorcé who refuses to go quietly into the invisibility of middle age, Moore dances her way through this intimate dramedy like the queen her character is. Her Gloria navigates the indignities of aging — eye problems, chin hairs — while unapologetically pursuing a post-divorce life. She frequents a nightclub that favors disco, and sparks a romance with John Turturro’s Arnold, still tethered to his ex and grown kids. Lelio (“Disobedience”) enlists Michael Cera as Gloria’s son, Brad Garrett as her glowering ex-husband and Holland Taylor as her mother, the genetic precursor for Gloria ...