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Emma Simmonds

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Emma is a film and TV critic whose words have appeared in Time Out, Radio Times, The Observer, Empire, Total Film, Little White Lies, The Spectator, Virgin Movies, MovieMail and Popmatters, amongst many others. She is also a contributor to the London, New York and Glasgow volumes of the World Film Locations book series. She is The List magazine's current Film Reviews Editor and The Arts Desk's former Film Editor.

Articles By Emma Simmonds

Creed

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The Danish Girl

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Sicario

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Mia Madre

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The Gift

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Ant-Man

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Timbuktu

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Girlhood

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The Salvation

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John Wick

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A Second Chance

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Chappie

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It Follows

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Selma

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Big Hero 6

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Unbroken

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Spoofing movies or movie genres has been done before, but Six Chick Flicks goes the extra mile. It's a funny, frenetic and...

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Alex Garland’s fourth movie as writer/director is a chilling glimpse of an...

The Teachers' Lounge - teacher-pupil relationships unde...

The Teachers’ Lounge should really have been translated into English as The Staffroom, but that’s a minor gripe. Focussing on a...

Album: Maggie Rogers - Don't Forget Me

For the past almost two years, Maggie Rogers has taken an unexpectedly special place in my heart and musical tastes. Upon reviewing her previous...

Aci by the River, London Handel Festival, Trinity Buoy Wharf...

“Site-specific” performance locations rarely come more atmospheric, or evocative, than this one. Beyond the East India Dock basin, with the...

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Antonio Pappano fervently believes that talking about music is a vital part of his communicative art, and nobody does it better. Given that the...

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"In care". It’s a phrase that, if it penetrates our minds at all, usually leads to distressing tabloid stories of children losing their lives at...

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Tallinn is a very civilised city. It’s enough to provoke intense jealousy on arrival from the land of potholes, two...