Emma. ★★★½

A promising debut for Autumn de Wilde. She possesses an eye for style with a keen sense of blocking and an amusing, Wes Andersonian comic timing. At the end of the day, however, I prefer the '96 version. The 2020 adaptation relies too heavily on quirk for my taste. The characterizations are exaggerated to the point of over-determination and, for as much as l like her, Anya Taylor-Joy is no Gwyneth Paltrow (Emma Woodhouse is the role that Gwyneth was put on this earth to play).