Emma (2020)
First screened in February 2020
Director: Autumn de Wilde. Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Mia Goth, Bill Nighy, Josh O'Connor, Amber Anderson, Callum Turner, Miranda Hart, Gemma Whalen, Rupert Graves, Connor Swindells, Myra McFadyen, Tanya Reynolds, Suzy Bloom, Vanessa Owen, Isis Hainsworth. Screenplay: Eleanor Catton (based on the novel by Jane Austen).

Twitter Capsule: Buoyant and colorful staging of the Austen classic. No firm case for its urgency, but I liked its Knightley. And the clothes!

VOR:   The contemporary mien is a refreshing shift but I'm not sure I'd call it a risk. Detailed departures in costume are greatest claim on originality.

Photo © 2020 Focus Features/Working Title Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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