Emma. ★★★

Not as good as CLUELESS but better than the Harvey Scissorhands/Gwyneth Paltrow version, the main reasons to see this are for the candy-colored production design and Anya Taylor-Joy, who looks like a Martian and isn’t afraid to make Emma unlikable. The plot, of course, is indestructible but director Autumn de Wilde is inevitably too aggressive about underlining Austen’s wit for the benefit of the modern viewer (a crime every filmmaker save Whit Stillman is guilty of when adapting this author). The emphasis on period music (diegetic and not) is a nice touch.