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  • ‘Maps to the Stars’: Cul-de-sac

    February 27, 2015

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    Writer Bruce Wagner’s script for David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” is of a piece with his other work. It blends a cynical vision of people with an even darker examination of the worship of the superficial that is Hollywood life. But instead of the kind of roiling tale of corruption of the soul that Nathanael West wrought [...] More »

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  • Jeremy Irons take his tribute in stride

    December 9, 2014

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      Jeremy Irons reclines in a hidden corner of a restaurant on the grounds of Marrakech’s lavish La Mamounia hotel, sipping a warm glass of sweet mint tea. The sun is sinking and there’s a nip in the air, so he’s moved inside from a courtyard where he’d been doing a TV interview. But he admits he’s been [...] More »

Commentary

  • Live from the Sundance Film Festival: Wednesday, Jan. 28

    January 29, 2015

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    I make a point of knowing as little as possible about the films I see at the Sundance Film Festival (or any other film festival – or just films in general, for that matter) before I see them because I want to see them with a blank slate. As I set up my schedule for my days [...] More »