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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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Two nights after the Scottish Chamber Orchestra had brought the first great E flat major symphony to the Proms – Mozart’s 39th – a serendipitous...

First Person: young musicians Brooke Simpson and Erin Black...

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