Personal Shopper and Kristen Stewart..Letterboxd 5 star review

9 08 2016

HUSHTRUTH.......

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Personal Shopper2016★★★★★

Firstly, Kristen Stewart is an amazing actress and delivers a subtle and layered performance. It’s great to see her pushing her boundaries, and it really displays her strong work ethic in trying to reclaim her artistic image post-Twilight, though I’m sure she brings many ardent fans along with her.

Pairing up with Olivier Assayas again has resulted in a daring and phenomenal film off the back of their last venture, The Clouds of Sils Maria, another fantastic film. Assayas dives head-first into the horror genre and aims to subvert it effortlessly. Early in the film, we find out that Maureen (Stewart) suffers from a heart malformation, and that she could drop dead of a heart attack at any time. The doctor’s prognosis: avoid extreme physical or emotional stress. Once this is…

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NZIFF Personal Shopper..review… Stewart is a godsend, I am addicted to seeing where her career will lead her; she leads and I am going to follow.

3 08 2016

HUSHTRUTH.......

Aug. 02, 2016  Jess V. Knipping

Personal Shopper (2016), Dir. Olivier Assayas
“A sign? From the afterlife?…So how to you know if it’s a sign?”
— Ingo, Personal Shopper (2016)
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Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Ty Olwin, Nora von Waldstätten.
Director: Olivier Assayas
Screenplay: Olivier Assayas

The first five minutes feel like a normal, boring ghost horror movie about a woman alone in an old dark house away from civilisation as she attempts to converse with a ghost. So yes the first five minutes are boring, I am glad they got all the boring out in the beginning because after the first scene it is anything but.

Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is living in Paris and is waiting…

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Review: “Café Society” (2016)

31 07 2016

Ryan vs. Cinema

Picture: Amazon Studios

Every year I check in with my favourite New York neurotic to see what underrated treat he’s been occupying his time on. One cannot deny the fact that we are in the era of “Mild Woody”, but even his lesser endeavors are generally triumphant. The most vocal criticism towards Café Society, his latest ode to 1930s Hollywood, is that it’s more of the same. That is, for the most part, true. Over the fifty years he’s occupied our screens as a filmmaker, Allen has crafted a thoroughly clear image of himself as an artist. Those opposed to him, his image, and his style will surely reject Café Society as another one of his “mediocre outings”. But I’ve seen all forty-seven of his features, read his four books, and listened to every recording of his stand-up I could get my hands on. When it comes to Woody…

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Movie Review: Café Society (2016) Directed by Woody Allen

25 07 2016

The famous CASABLANCA story is retold, Allen style

Source: Movie Review: Café Society (2016) Directed by Woody Allen





White City Cinema’s Michael Smith shows his appreciation for “Cafe Society” star Kristen Stewart

23 07 2016

Like many latter-day Woody Allen films, Café Society is a mixed bag. Genuine hilarity coexists with jokes that fall flat, scripted dialogue alternates between the reasonably naturalistic and the to…

Source: White City Cinema’s Michael Smith shows his appreciation for “Cafe Society” star Kristen Stewart





White City Cinema’s Michael Smith shows his appreciation for “Cafe Society” star Kristen Stewart

23 07 2016

Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle

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Like many latter-day Woody Allen films, Café Society is a mixed bag. Genuine hilarity coexists with jokes that fall flat, scripted dialogue alternates between the reasonably naturalistic and the tone deaf, and acting is all over the map. The film’s saving grace is a lead performance by Kristen Stewart, so winning in its “casual complexity and low-key intensity” (to borrow the subtitle of a recent Stewart profile in Film Comment by Northwestern professor Nick Davis) that it single-handedly elevates Café Society to the status of essential viewing for the summer movie-going season.

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Kristen Stewart

21 05 2016

Screen Catcher


Kristen Stewart has come a long way after Twilight. I’m not talking about her big budget roles in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and ‘American Ultra’. Those are the films that most people whom I call ‘Stewart Criticisers’ seem to recognise her from. Twilight is seen as a catastrophe for Stewart’s career. Her role as Bella overshadowed the brilliant indie films she starred in on the side. ‘The Yellow Handkerchief'(2010), ‘The Runaways’ (2010), ‘Welcome to the Riley’s’ (2010). Those are all films in which Stewart’s performances garnered positive reviews. In fact, Kristen’s recent choices in indie roles have improved her relationship with critics, as evidenced by the most recent Oscar buzz generated around her role in ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ after being the first american actress to win a Cesar. If critics had it their way, she would have definitely been in the front line for best supporting actress at the…

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