Emerald Fennell, the visionary behind the Oscar-winning “Promising Young Woman,” takes on the ambitious “Saltburn.” This updated twist on “The Talented Mr. Ripley” thrusts viewers into a world of privilege, unraveling human nature’s transactional nuances. Fennell’s direction and writing, accompanied by lush production values, deliver a wickedly mean and surreal narrative. Barry Keoghan’s unsettling performance as Oliver Quick, infiltrating Jacob Elordi’s aristocratic world, adds layers of tension. While the film sustains amusement and provocation, Fennell’s inclination to overexplain during the denouement diminishes the impact, overshadowing the tantalizing ambiguity present in her earlier work. Visit afdah free movies for more!