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Picture Day

(Canada, 2012)

Once more I’m struck by how happy Tatiana Maslany must have been to finally graduate from juvenile roles into playing grown-ups. Here she is Claire, a spunky and brash girl who is just beginning what she calls the 13th grade, having to repeat a year. (Maslany was twenty-seven!) At the rate she is going she might as well prepare for the 14th, if she intends to graduate at all, because she is blowing it all off again. Not that she really seems to mind. It’s a routine story with the usual fine performance from Canada’s newest big television star. As I write, Orphan Black has just begun filming its fourth season. I’m eager to see what new stories and new clones we will be seeing, come April.