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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

Holy Motors

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Looper

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Killing Them Softly

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DVD: A Woman Under the Influence

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Lawless

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Berberian Sound Studio

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F For Fake

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Take This Waltz

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DVD: This Must Be the Place

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The Hitchcock Players: Kim Novak, Vertigo

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theartsdesk Olympics: Suspense and Sensuality in Ozon’s Swimming Pool

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Ted

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The Dark Knight Rises

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The Giants

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Killer Joe

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Cosmopolis

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