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Review: Maps To The Stars

Maps To The Stars seems to cement David Cronenberg moving into a new third phase in his career. Having made a name for himself in the 70’s and 80’s with provocative and perverse body horror pictures, his output since has been almost entirely literary, adapting disparate or ‘unfilmable’ source materials (his last self-written film was 1999’s… 1,042 more words


31 Days of Hallowe'en, Day 21: The Double (2013)

Yay! Richard Ayoade directed a thing! And it’s as brilliantly bonkers as he is! Based on the novella of the same name by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Double is a charmingly unsettling descent into probably madness, sort of like if somebody took you on a really surreal date to a desolate restaurant but held your hands as you both marvelled at how pretty the half-smashed-in neon lights were. 646 more words


Kristen Stewart Finds Autonomy in Self and Character with Camp X-Ray

I recently caught up with John Curran’s Tracks and found myself marveling at star Mia Wasikowska. Not so much for her performance, although she is great in it, but rather how the Australian actress has somehow been able to carve a strong, viable, and successful career for herself making predominantly independent movies with the likes of David Cronenberg ( 817 more words


Madame Bovary: LFF Film Review

As a huge fan of Mia Wasikowska, I simply had to go and see Madame Bovary at the London Film Festival. She is superb in it, like the rest of the cast, in this adaptation of Flaubert’s classic novel. 460 more words


Maps to the Stars


David Cronenberg’s film about Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) who goes to Hollywood to be employed as a “chore whore” by Havana (Julianne Moore).  Agatha meets her film star 13 year old brother Benjie (Evan Bird).   357 more words

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Maps to the Stars

                 “On the forehead of my friends, on every hand held out, I write your name.”

A dark and dreamlike view into the incestous nature of Hollywood,Maps to the Stars has been in development for 6 years and there were times when David Cronenberg didn’t think the film would ever be made. 633 more words