NOC Review: ‘Saltburn’ is Emerald Fennell’s ‘Mr. Ripley’

Second features are difficult when you’ve knocked it out of the park with your directorial debut (just ask Olivia Wilde). In the case of the remarkably talented Emerald Fennell, one could say the task might seem almost impossible, given how good her film Promising Young Woman was. Easily one of my favorite films of 2020, Fennell has followed that future classic up with her latest feature Saltburn. And the good news is Saltburn is just as darkly and devilishly clever as her previous endeavor, even if, comparably, it’s not quite as stellar.

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