On Chesil Beach
First screened in May 2018
Director: Dominic Cooke. Cast: Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West, Adrian Scarborough, Bebe Cave, Jonjo O'Neill, Philip Labey, Bronte Carmichael. Screenplay: Ian McEwan (based on his novel).

Twitter Capsule: Woe to young, badly lit lovers! One calamitous spooj can doom you to weary decades as sad, badly lit trash humpers.

VOR:   The book at least has a tricky, mercurial relation to point of view. Skill-less at evoking that, the movie is a flat stab at stories we've seen before.

Photo © 2017 BBC Films, © 2018 Bleecker Street Media

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: F

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