‘Black Narcissus’ confirms the emergence of this very old-fashioned icon.
My love for Miss Arterton was sealed by ‘Their Finest’ (2017). Here she played a woman working on a propaganda film about the Allied troops being evacuated from Dunkirk. Her pasty white complexion and English rose looks were so well suited to the 1940s wartime era.
‘Black Narcissus’ confirms the emergence of this very old-fashioned icon. Gemma is a very British movie star and a national treasure at that.
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Freelance film critic, journalist and writer based in Nottingham, UK. Specialises in cinema.
Roshan's Top 5 Films of the Week
1. A Quiet Place: Part II (in cinemas)
2. Cruella (in cinemas)
3. After Love (in cinemas)
4. Dream Horse (in cinemas)
5. Frankie (in cinemas)
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