‘House of Gucci’ review: High fashion, low cunning in a medium-stakes drama starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver

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Chicago Tribune

Director Ridley Scott loves pretty things. He loves the way a fastidiously composed shot catches the light off the gleaming surface of something hideously expensive. (He’s made a few commercials in his career.) He loves the way an actor’s face, or an alien’s, cuts through a gorgeous shadow. And he loves the extremes to which humans, both real and imagined or docudramatically somewhere in between, will go to make those pretty things their own. For Scott, “House of Gucci” is an entertaining if dramatically thin return to the fact-based machinations of the rich, famous and weaselly. Sometimes the…

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