I just read the EmpireOnline review of "Atonement," and it gave me a headache.
It was an indictment of Romola that was probably entirely too harsh.
What disturbed me, however, was the perpetuation of the critical line we keep hearing with regard to The Jaw. I have a lot of trouble believing that Chinny Knightley turned in a better performance than Romola. I may be a bit biased, but honestly--- How many times can Knightley "finally arrive" as a thespian? Didn't they say that during her last turn in a Wright film? What are they saying now? "No, just kidding. She really was shit last time, because I want to say that she really arrived NOW. But don't take that seriously, because the next time she plays a so-called grown-up, I intend to take this statement back so that I can say that she's arrived AGAIN."
Has someone turned the TARDIS into a paradox machine again?
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