Reviews: Wild Nights with Emily (2019)

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  • Ken Bakely @ Film Pulse
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: at once a sexy, comedic romp revealing far more lived passion and duplicity in the 19th century adjoining households of Amherst…than previously imagined and a fresh look at Emily’s work and her struggles to get them published
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Like Drunk History but sober, a lively, arch, dryly comedic corrective to the traditional, heteronormative, patriarchal image of Emily Dickinson. Incredibly audacious and utterly delightful.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Writer/director Madeleine Olnek is here to correct the record regarding Emily Dickinson through film. Emily was a vibrant person, full of passions and hopes – it was 19th century society and hypocritical, posthumous editors who decided to spin the narrative.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: Think “Drunk History” but filtered by sarcasm instead of alcohol. As such, the film does carry with it a tone one could say is an acquired taste.
  • [New] | Jonathan Richards @
    • Excerpt: The nights aren’t terribly wild, but the cast has a good time with this take on the Belle of Amherst as LGBTQ icon. The movie has some genuinely funny moments, but a lot of stylistic uncertainty as well.