Well, that was a quick reign for Napoleon, with the Hunger Games prequel jumping back to the top spot in Week 3 of release. Props to Warner Bros for backing Bottoms, an original story with nary a name cast, made by an exciting new female voice, but the box office says otherwise. Same goes for Uproar, a beautifully made crowdpleaser from the other side of the ditch, which struggled despite its success on home turf. But the big story for the third week in a row is the staying power of promising young woman Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn, which continues to increase its box office haul every respective weekend.
One of the best things about Emerald Fennell’s latest is Rosamund Pike’s Elspeth Catton, who *may* have been the inspiration for Pulp’s classic song ‘Common People’.
It is pop art perversion. It is edgelord elegance.