Emma. ★★★★

I think this is the year I've officially turned the corner on Austen, at least movie-wise. It helps when it's something as delightful as this with an armoire of costumes that'd make Alexander McQueen jealous and some gorgeously meticulous direction and cinematography.

I'm grateful to the real life Emma for coaching me through its myriad of subtexts and societal mores because I probably would have only understood about half of it without the help. But you don't really need a map to determine how good this ensemble is, so much so that it'd feel excessive to list all the standouts.

Funny, aesthetically vibrant and it'll charm your pants off

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