What to Watch on Thursday: Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan's romantic Oscar contender Ammonite

EW Staff
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Ammonite

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If actions speak louder than words, then Kate Winslet is screaming for yet another run at the Oscars. The veteran actress makes an awards season comeback after a more jittery turn as Apple marketing executive Joanna Hoffman in 2015’s Steve Jobs with a quiet performance in this year’s Ammonite. The film from director Francis Lee (God’s Own Country) sees Winslet as paleontologist Mary Anning, who strikes up a passionate romance with a woman (Saoirse Ronan) sent by her husband to convalesce by the sea. Set in the 1840s at a time when a woman’s voice was muffled by men, the film features very little dialogue from its central figures for the first half of the movie. Instead, every touch, glance, and smirk do the talking—which makes the climactic intimate scene between lovers too hot for a pandemic audience who are constantly advised to keep their hands to themselves. —Nick Romano

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