Dakota Johnson finally gets to shine in ‘A Bigger Splash’

Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes make beautiful music together as reunited rock veterans — and Dakota Johnson gets a better showcase than “Fifty Shades of Grey’’ — in the sizzling erotic thriller “A Bigger Splash.’’

There’s copious canoodling and full frontal nudity (of both sexes) in this remake of the 1969 French film “La Piscine,’’ which moves the action from St. Tropez to the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria, where Marianne (Swinton), a legendary David Bowie-like performer, has gone to rest her frayed vocal cords.

Much of the film’s action takes place around and in her villa’s swimming pool, where we first see her trysting with Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts), a younger photographer and her husband of...

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May 3rd 2016
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