Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, Empire of Light is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema, from Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty).

Olivia Colman keeps killing it.

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Iā€™d argue that you have to submit to its moodiness and pacing, all of it in keeping with the era of its setting. Sink into it the way one would an old, squishy cinema seat, and there are pleasures to be found.

National Post
British Drama
Runtime 115 minutes
Rated PG: coarse language, sexual content
Directed By Sam Mendes
Starring Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Michael Ward
Language English


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