First screened in December 2015
Director: Kenneth Branagh. Cast: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helene Bonham Carter, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Ben Chaplin, Hayley Atwell, Nonzo Anozie, Derek Jacobi, Stellan Skarsgård, Tom Edden, Rob Brydon, Gareth Mason, Jana Perez. Screenplay: Chris Weitz. Twitter Capsule:
Casually delightful, as long as you don't ask any more of it than lollipop-colored, slenderly modernized entertainment.
Even the qualities that make it appealing don't quite make it essential. I appreciated its refusals of antic energy or facetious spirit, but your year is complete without it.