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Crimson Peak

Jessica Chastain has pushed the dark to the limit
Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska
Directed by Guillermo del Toro

"Ghosts are real. That much I know." So begins Guillermo del Toro’s spellbinding dark fairy tale, CRIMSON PEAK. Set in the late 1900s it follows aspiring fiction writer Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) as she falls for, and marries, a penniless, seductively handsome English Baronet, Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). Along with his older sister, Lucille (Jessica Chastain), Thomas brings Edith back ... more >

Bloodsuckers in Cannes

"Only lovers left alive"
Directed by Jim Jarmusch

A Jim Jarmusch movie is rare and mysterious. Today in Cannes his latest film “Only Lovers Left Alive” starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Anton Yelchin was shown as a part of the competition program. “Lovers” is your average love story between centuries-old people (Swinton and Hiddleston). One lives in Detroit and the other, Tangier. Adam is depressed because he’s ... more >

Mia Wasikowska Alice

I, Mia

A few words about Mia Wasikowska

An exotic beauty from downunder Mia Wasikowska is the daughter of Polish photographer Marzena Wasikowska and the Australian painter John Reid. She was destined for a career as a prima ballerina. However, during adolescence, the future ballerina hung up her dancing shoes. "I practiced dance thirty-five hours a week,” she told the British magazine The Observer. “The race for perfection quickly ... more >

Mia Wasikowska

Aussie ingenue slated for bigger and better roles we hope

Mia Wasikowska, whose career was launched loud and clear in 2010 for playing Alice in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland isn't so much a person to watch as she is a person to follow. And by that I don't mean follow her on Twitter but rather keep tabs. Her career is basically ongoing by now, it remains to be seen which roles she will be picking in the next few years and whether all her choices will ... more >

Albert Nobbs

Be prepared to seek damages
Glenn Close and Mia Wasikowska
Directed by Rodrigo García

Boring can sometimes be edifying. Boring can be dependable, safe, and everything you (may) want in a spouse. You can learn things from boring. In a world of artificial excitement, boring can be -- O.K., who are we kidding? Boring is boring. I don’t like using “boring” as a criticism for a film. It’s not a very precise analytical term. But sometimes you have to call a spade a spade and ... more >

A Midsummers Family Comedy with a Twist of Lemon

 [rating=2] Does the American family need a viable father figure again? A comedy focusing on a lesbian-headed family, “The Kids Are Alright” asks that question, whether writer-director Lisa Cholodenko knows it or not. And it seems to say so, before it changes its mind and says no. I don’t know, and I’m not sure the film does, either. Joni (“Alice in Wonderland” star Mia Wasikowska) and ... more >

Alice in Wonderland

You're invited to a very important date
Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter
Directed by Tim Burton

Have you ever heard this apocryphal story? NASA spent millions and millions of dollars to develop a pen that would work in space. The Russians simply gave their cosmonauts a pencil. That came to mind watching Tim Burton’s CGI cornucopia of Alice in Wonderland, in which no pixel was spared in creating the dream world. If you’re going to spend nine jillion dollars on a movie, is there some reason ... more >