Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Maps to the Stars (2014)

Director: David Cronenberg. Cast: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Evan Bird, Olivia Williams, Carrie Fisher. 111 min. Rated R. Canada/USA/Germany/France. Drama.

David Cronenberg's films so far can be divided into three phases: gooey body-horror sci-fi, intense crime dramas, and ... crap about rich people. After the obnoxious Wall Street boredom Cosmopolis, now he's ventured into picturing celebrities' schizophrenic lust for Hollywood stardom. We've all heard and read stories of annoying Kardashian/Bieber/Hilton lifestyles, but what is portrayed in Maps is an exaggeration even from a cynical point of view. It's just sad that the once great Cronenberg is stooping to such low levels.

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