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Emma

Handsome, clever and rich: these are the adjectives used to describe Emma Woodhouse that flash on the screen before the film starts. They appropriately also introduce the characteristics of the film itself. Autumn de Wilde, a director known mostly for creating music videos, gives us a lavish and witty retelling of one of Jane Austen’s […]

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The Limehouse Golem

Let us begin, my friends, at the end: Londoners are still baying for blood and thus the show is not over. The horrific series of murders which fill this grand stage are performances cheaper, and more thrilling, than the East-End music halls in which they’re recounted. In this adaptation of Peter Ackryd’s novel, 1880s London […]

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Their Finest

Their Finest is an elegant and animated story that follows the determination and resilience of one young woman searching for her independence in the face of constant barriers. With 1940s London providing the backdrop, it is a touching film. Catrin (Gemma Arteton) gets a job working as a writer, producing the women’s ‘slop’ (dialogue) for […]