Maps to the Stars
First screened in March 2015 / Most recently screened in June 2015
Director: David Cronenberg. Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Evan Bird, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon, Kiara Glasco, Dawn Greenhalgh, Justin Kelly, Sean Robertson, Jonathan Watton, Gord Rand, Jennifer Gibson, Jayne Heitmeyer, Domenic Ricci, Allegra Fulton, Carrie Fisher. Screenplay: Bruce Wagner.

Twitter Capsule: Rare film to feel so blazingly, somewhat boringly on-the-nose yet so elusive. Am I impressed or annoyed by that?

VOR:   Vicious Hollywood satire, leaning especially hard on the incest theme, but tension between Wagner's vulgar merriment and Cronenberg's clinical detachment isn't always fruitful.

Photo © 2014 Focus World/Prospero Pictures/SBS Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

(in March 2015: B–)

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Julianne Moore

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (Moore)

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