Emma. ★★★★

When Autumn de Wilde was a kid, she created her own colour palette categorization system. If you know nothing else about this movie, know that the director is an editorial photographer who has been obsessed with colour for her whole life.

Her obsession is put to good use. Every frame is visually dense and brilliant. Each character’s costume tells us something about who they are, communicated through colour. Each set of wallpaper or cluster of trees on a hill frames each scene perfectly. The inside of carriages made me want to get inside a carriage. I want the Emma. (2020) VR experience.

And then you add to all this the language, tone, and storytelling of Jane Austen? Are you kidding me?? I hope this is still in theatres after the pandemic so I can go pay $20 to see it again.