EMILY – Review by Jennifer Green

Actor turned debut writer/director Frances O’Connor’s Emily Brontë biopic, Emily, boasts solid acting and beautiful cinematography, and its theme of intellects pushing against the boundaries of their day comes across well in the story and its many memorable moments of strong emotion. But the film also feels a little lost at times in its search for dramatic peaks and forced suspense to keep 130 minutes of screen time interesting. Shaving 30 or more minutes off in editing would have helped keep the story more focused and allowed the film’s many compelling elements to shine.

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