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THE WONDERS

Film stars Alba Rohrwacher, the director's sister
Alba Rohrwacher, Maria Alexandra Lungu and Sam Louwyck
Directed by Alice Rorhwacher

Entrenched in a small village in Italy's Umbria region, under the close supervision of her protective father, young Gelsomina sees little of the outside the world. She doesn't ask too many questions, either. On the farm where she lives with her young and sisters and her parents she helps out in the family's beekeeping business. Her fate appears sealed. And yet, two events will soon inject some ... more >

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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 >

EVEREST

Because it's there
Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin and Jason Clark
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur

If we posit that a great film is both cinematography and story, EVEREST is not great as it does extremely well in the first area but fares poorly in the second. Obviously, Everest, the mountain, summit of the world, films magnificently. It is mighty, spectacular, awe-inspiring, frightening. It is both threatening and irresistible. Irresistible to the multitude striving to climb to the top or ... more >