Emma. ★★★★

This film is a lot of fun. It's more of an entertaining trifle than a swooning romance, but it's a credit to director Autumn De Wilde that this feels more like a positive than a negative. The story doesn't necessarily nail all of its emotional beats, but it moves along at a good clip, never bores and successfully uses the language of film to elevate several moments.

Really holding the film together is Anya Taylor-Joy. She manages to say so much with little looks and twitches, and effectively sells the subtle character shifts Emma goes through. Emma largely serves as another piece of evidence of her rising superstardom.