[National Review Online, November 22, 2004]
A few years ago I was browsing in a thrift shop and came across a curious volume titled "Ideal Marriage: Its Physiology and Technique." What's that got to do with "Kinsey," the new film about sex researcher Alfred Kinsey? We'll get to that in a minute.
First, let's look this specimen over merely in terms of its cinematic qualities, and set aside the sexual content. If this was a biography of any research scientist, we'd surely give it a solid A for visuals: costumes, lighting, props, cinematography, all contribute to a rich sense of environment and mood.