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Maps To The Stars – film review

At the end of the 1990 comedy Pretty Woman, as Julia Roberts and Richard Gere savour their fairy-tale romance, a nameless man strolls across a sidewalk and hollers to the hills. “Welcome to Hollywood!” he bellows. “What’s your dream? Everybody comes here, this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don’t, but …

Culture Film September 23, 2014

6 of the most mind-bending David Cronenberg movies

David Cronenberg made crazy his calling-card through the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s – before establishing himself with more accessible, high-profile thrillers in recent times. With offbeat Hollywood satire Maps To The Stars hitting cinemas next week, Mark Butler celebrates the iconic Canadian director’s most unhinged previous work. [Telly Addict: James Woods in Videodrome] Shivers (1975) One of …

Film What's On September 15, 2014

The Poster Pundit – Drive Hard

Loosen your seat belt and observe the rush hour deadlock of car-action movie artwork. The Poster Pundit is back: and this week Pippa Day looks at Drive Hard.  Directed by Quentin Tarantino favourite Brian Trenchard-Smith, whose work includes such wonders as BMX Bandits, Dead End Drive-In and Leprechaun 4: In Space, Drive Hard follows a bank robber who hijacks a driving lesson, using a …

Film What's On August 15, 2014

Hollywood stock index: The highs and lows of Robert Pattinson

Continuing our new series, we slip into our pinstripe suits and don a pair of horn-rimmed glasses to scrutinise the changing stock prices of Hollywood’s finest, based on Metacritic scores of their notable films. This week: Robert Pattinson (RPT). At just 28 years of age, Pattinson is the youngest actor considered for our Hollywood Stock Index series so …

Film What's On August 15, 2014

Robert Pattinson drives sexy in Maps To The Stars trailer – watch

The first UK trailer for Maps To The Stars, David Cronenberg’s satirical view of twisted Hollywood, sees Robert Pattinson as the limo driver for a fame-obsessed Julianne Moore. The movie stars Moore as Havana Segrand, an aging actress in the fickle film industry, who hires an assistant, Agatha (Mia Wasikowska), as she struggles to maintain her own career from beneath …

Film What's On August 12, 2014