Saturday December 7, 2019

Family fable is a triumph against all the odds

For the most part, this is a stirring and strange film

10th April, 2016
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Evanna Lynch and George Webster in My Name is Emily

My Name is Emily: Directed by Simon Fitzmaurice; Nationwide, 12A; Rating: 4/5

Midnight Special: Directed by Jeff Nichols; Nationwide, 12A; Rating: 3/5

Making a film, Werner Herzog said, is like going into battle. Herzog was talking about hauling a steamboat over a Peruvian mountain for Fitzcarraldo, but the epigram applies to Irish writer and director Simon Fitzmaurice’s debut feature My Name Is Emily, an impressionistic road movie about a teenager’s quest to reconnect...

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