Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Maps to the Stars (Directed by David Cronenberg; Written by Bruce Wagner)
Starring: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Evan Bird, Olivia Williams, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon
My thoughts on this film: It takes a look into modern-day wealthy Hollywood life, which is filled with rotten characters, and some really uncomfortable subject matters; hence mixing a perfect cocktail of both dark satire and horror. The film constantly switches focus between the multiple leads, with Julianne Moore stealing the show in the finest performance I have ever seen of her as a morally backward ageing star with a heap of baggage and multiple mental health issues. This film is quite heavy and it really requires the fullest attention to properly take in and appreciate everything there is on offer as the plot cleverly zig-zags between the interlocking characters. Overall, I felt it was worth watching.