*Cruel Spoilers (Because Life is Cruel)*
Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska) is living the dream, if your dream happens to be walking 1,700 miles (2,700 kilometers) around the Australian desert with four camels and a dog. Nobody’s sure why she’d embark on such a crazy journey, but everyone’s fascinated by her story. One annoyingly nice National Geographic journalist (Adam Driver) in particular. After days of loneliness in the desert, because she clearly doesn’t like humans Robyn discovers that she is lonely and that she doesn’t really like people. Continue reading
Exciting news for David Cronenberg fans: The Canadian auteur is back with a new film called Maps to the Stars. The film was written by novelist and screenwriter Bruce Wagner, who’s not exactly a fan of Hollywood. According to Wikipedia, it’s a satire/drama, but looking at this first trailer it seems a lot darker than that. Cronenberg’s last two films (A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis) have been incredibly dialogue-heavy, but this looks like it could be a return to old school Cronenberg. I mean it’s not going to be body-horror, but it could be a thriller. Continue reading
This is not a review, but a spoiler filled discussion of Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive. If you haven’t seen his newest film starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston I suggest you check it out first and then come back. Unless you don’t care about spoilers, but then you probably wouldn’t have much of an idea of what the heck I’m talking about. Anyways, thank you so much for reading and do leave some feedback if you feel so inclined. Continue reading
I’m not talking about that Richard Gere/Michael Sheen movie directed by Michael Brandt, just so we’re clear. This is the new Richard Ayoade flick, co-written by Avi Korine (brother of Harmony Korine) and starring two of my favorite contemporary actors Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Richard Ayoade wrote and directed coming of age indie Submarine, which was somewhat of a smash hit, and now he’s coming back this film that is listed as ‘comedy’ on IMDb, but looks like a mystery/surreal type of deal to me. By that I’m not saying that it won’t be funny, but it’s hard to judge based on this first trailer, which is more of a teaser.
No dialogue, no spoilers (I hope), just Inconceivable by Wallace Shaw playing to some images of the film. A lovely montage if you ask me. It looks like Eisenberg has a doppelgänger, but honestly I don’t need to know more than that. I’m intrigued by this film, but I can’t help but thinking that the whole Jesse Eisenberg/Michael Cera thing is still going on in terms of casting. If you remember Michael Cera had sort of “created” a double personality for himself in Youth in Revolt to get into this girl’s pants and that’s a lot like having a doppelgänger (or at least similar). This year both Eisenberg and Cera had a movie about magic coming out (Now You See Me and Magic Magic respectively). Before that Eisenberg was in a film about a zombie apocalypse (Zombieland), while Cera just played himself in This is the End a comedy about the end of the world.
I don’t know if I really have a point with all this, I just thought it was interesting and worth mentioning, but let’s not forget the trailer! Here it is. Thoughts?
India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) is a moody teenager from a privileged family living in the lush countryside of the United States. Her pleasant and uneventful life is suddenly turned upside down when her father Richard (Dermot Mulroney) is killed in a car accident. India is left with her apathetic mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman) and no one to console her, until her long-lost, creepy uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) shows up. While the not-really-grieving widow seems to appreciate her odd, but attractive brother-in-law’s presence, he seems to be hiding terrible family secrets under his strange smirk. Continue reading