Emma Bell

Emma Bell

Emma Bell Quick Links

Pictures Video Film RSS

A Quiet Passion Review

Very Good

British writer-director Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea) is an expert at digging beneath the surfaces of his stories and characters. So it's especially intriguing to see him take on a biopic about the enigmatic American poet Emily Dickinson. Like her writing, the film has a moody, dry exterior that conceals a fiendishly sharp wit. It's also an unusually smart film, combining emotional resonance with brainy conversation, even as it moves at a glacial pace.

It's set in 19th century Massachusetts, where Emily (young Emma Bell, then Cynthia Nixon) grows up in a fiercely religious household. But then, everyone in this community is devout to the point of distraction, and no one knows what to do about Emily's unusually outspoken thoughts. The way she speaks about her faith horrifies her parents (Keith Carradine and Joanna Bacon), even though they raised Emily and her siblings Vinnie and Austin (Jennifer Ehle and Duncan Duff) to think for themselves. As Emily begins publishing her poems anonymously, she also challenges the role of women in this society, where they're expected to be little more than decoration. So it's no wonder that the plain-speaking new arrival Vryling (Catherine Bailey) catches her attention.

The film covers the final decades in Emily's life, punctuating scenes with her evocative, often disturbing poetry. Davies keeps the period details crisp and unfussy, using period photographs to great effect, such as in the striking sequence that traces the American Civil War. That said, the Dickinson family's life seems like little more than a sequence of nasty diseases and personal conflicts, which isn't easy to stick with. Thankfully, Nixon brings an alertness to Emily that catches the imagination, and her connection with Ehle's Vinnie is lively and engaging. These two women are inquisitive and sharp, in stark contrast to the gloomy people around them.

Continue reading: A Quiet Passion Review

A Quiet Passion Trailer


Nineteenth-century American poet Emily Dickinson might be well known now for her classic catalogue of work, but when she was alive she was elusive to most. As much as she was always a bright, intelligent and well-behaved child, as she grew older she disappointed her father Edward by refusing to marry or give herself to the church. Instead, she preferred her own company; shutting herself inside and becoming so reclusive and reluctant of guests that she was noticed by many. She shared few friendships in her lifetime, and even those she had - like that with sister-in-law Susan Gilbert - were wrought with pain and uncertainty. She was the victim of a number of bereavements in her lifetime, experiences that would have a massive effect on her health and her later popular literary work.

Continue: A Quiet Passion Trailer

Emma Bell - Women in Film Crystal and Lucy Awards 2015 - Arrivals at Century Plaza Hotel - Century City, California, United States - Tuesday 16th June 2015

Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell

Emma Bell - Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 16th June 2015

Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell

Emma Bell - TNT's 25th Anniversary Party held at the Aqua Star Pool at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 24th July 2013

Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell

Final Destination 5 Review


Good
This film series has a fairly inescapable formula, but the filmmakers find a couple of ways to breathe new life into this fifth chapter. Of course, the main point is to keep us laughing even as things get increasingly gruesome. And they certainly do that.

On a corporate outing, Sam (D'Agosto) has a horrific premonition that a suspension bridge will collapse. He escapes the doomed bus with six colleagues and their annoying boss (Koechner), but Death isn't letting them get away that easily. Soon they start dying in complicated freak accidents. A federal agent (Vance) questions Sam ("That looks premeditated to me!"), while a coroner (Todd) says they can escape if someone dies in their place. So while Sam tries to get his ex (Bell) back, his friend Peter (Fisher) looks for a way out.

Continue reading: Final Destination 5 Review

Emma Bell - Wednesday 10th August 2011 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Hollywood, California

Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell

Final Destination 5 Trailer


Sam Lawton is with his girlfriend Emma, when he has a premonition that the bridge they are on will collapse, killing everyone that's on it. It is only when his vision starts coming true that he manages to save himself and Emma, as well as a handful of other people. But it soon becomes clear to the group of survivors that they were all supposed to die on the bridge. As they try to cheat death, they all start dying starts one by one.

Continue: Final Destination 5 Trailer

Emma Bell Friday 4th March 2011 'The Walking Dead' Paley Festival 2011 Screening - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell
Emma Bell

Frozen Review


Good
As far as claustrophobic, high-concept B-movie thrillers go, this is pretty entertaining, throwing out logic in lieu of rampant, grisly tension. It's also extremely well-shot, making the most from its limited setting and three-person cast.

Joe (Ashmore) isn't hugely thrilled that his best pal Dan (Zegers) has invited his girlfriend Parker (Bell) along for a day of skiing. But she comes in handy when they need to charm the chairlift operator (Ackerman) into giving them a free ride. On the other hand, on their last trip up the mountain the lift is switched off for the week, and they're stranded in the chair. With a storm rolling in. And wolves braying for blood beneath them.

Continue reading: Frozen Review

Emma Bell

Emma Bell Quick Links

Pictures Video Film RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Actor


Suggested

Ed Sheeran, Stormzy And Alt-J Lead 2017 Mercury Prize Shortlist

Ed Sheeran, Stormzy And Alt-J Lead 2017 Mercury Prize Shortlist

This year's Mercury Prize nominees features the best of British pop.

Advertisement
Leopallooza 2017 - Festival Preview

Leopallooza 2017 - Festival Preview

Situated in a scenic Cornish valley, the eleventh iteration of the Leopallooza Festival takes place near Bude in Cornwall from July 28th to July 30th.

Linkin Park Back In Charts After Chester Death

Linkin Park Back In Charts After Chester Death

Linkin Park have returned to America's Billboard Chart following the tragic suicide of their frontman Chester Bennington last week.

Advertisement

Emma Bell Movies

A Quiet Passion Movie Review

A Quiet Passion Movie Review

British writer-director Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea) is an expert at digging beneath the...

A Quiet Passion Trailer

A Quiet Passion Trailer

Nineteenth-century American poet Emily Dickinson might be well known now for her classic catalogue of...

Advertisement
Final Destination 5 Movie Review

Final Destination 5 Movie Review

This film series has a fairly inescapable formula, but the filmmakers find a couple of...

Final Destination 5 Trailer

Final Destination 5 Trailer

Sam Lawton is with his girlfriend Emma, when he has a premonition that the bridge...

Frozen Movie Review

Frozen Movie Review

As far as claustrophobic, high-concept B-movie thrillers go, this is pretty entertaining, throwing out logic...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.