The Beguiled

Handsome blue-belly found injured in wood
Beguiles headmistress and her all-girls brood

“Edwina,” says the eponymous head of the Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies (Nicole Kidman) to her obedient teacher (Kirsten Dunst), “bring me the anatomy book.” Cue the Eastenders doofs. The reason for her blunt order? One of her five students, Amy (Oona Laurence), has stumbled upon an injured Unionist soldier, Corporal John McBurney (Colin Farrell), while out picking mushrooms in the wood. Remember the mushrooms for they are a game-changer.
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