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August 29, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
In the new movie "Tracks," Mia Wasikowska plays Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 walked some 1,700 miles of the Australian desert over nine months accompanied by her dog and a few camels. She is joined at times along the way by National Geographic photographer Ric Smolan, played in the film by "Girls" star and recent Gap model Adam Driver. Having premiered Thursday at the Venice Film Festival ahead of upcoming appearances in Telluride and Toronto, "Tracks"  is directed by John Curran from a screenplay adapted from Davidson's book by Marion Nelson.
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September 11, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey
TORONTO -- At a film festival, when you're hoping to cram 20 or more movies into a week of nearly nonstop watching, by about Day 4 your brain goes into a fog -- all the faces and the stories start blurring together. I made it to Day 6. And then ... Desperate to shake it off Tuesday night, I opted for the Zen meditation of “Tracks,” the new film from John Curran. If you've seen the director's “The Painted Veil,” you know he has a way with meditative beauty in even the most difficult of circumstances.
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September 2, 2013 | By Susan King
The Weinstein Co. has acquired the U.S. rights to John Curran's "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. The film had its world premiere Thursday at the Venice International Film Festival as part of the main competition and screened this past weekend at Telluride. "Tracks" will screen Sept. 10 and 11 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Curran is known for directing "The Painted Veil. " "Tracks" stars Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson, a young woman who, in 1977, left behind her city life for a journey of self-discovery trekking with a dog and four camels across almost 2,000 miles of Australian desert.
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September 7, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
With more than 300 movies showing at the Toronto International Film Festival, there is bound to be some overlap. Jesse Eisenberg acts in two films world premiering at the Canadian event, while Mia Wasikowska performs in three screening there. But the multiplicities are especially manifold for their movie "The Double," director Richard Ayoade's examination of the horror of encountering your better self. A loose adaptation of the Fyodor Dostoevsky novella first published in 1846, "The Double" stars Eisenberg in a dual role in a tale of identity, paranoia and the relentless grip of self-loathing.
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September 11, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey
TORONTO -- At a film festival, when you're hoping to cram 20 or more movies into a week of nearly nonstop watching, by about Day 4 your brain goes into a fog -- all the faces and the stories start blurring together. I made it to Day 6. And then ... Desperate to shake it off Tuesday night, I opted for the Zen meditation of “Tracks,” the new film from John Curran. If you've seen the director's “The Painted Veil,” you know he has a way with meditative beauty in even the most difficult of circumstances.
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March 10, 2011 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Of all the stars Mia Wasikowska saw at Vanity Fair's exclusive Oscar party last month, Justin Bieber was the one she found most fascinating. There he was, in all his pint-sized teen idol glory, scurrying around the Sunset Tower with Disney star Selena Gomez in tow. "They were just, like, snickering and running away somewhere," the actress, 21, recounted. But unlike Bieber's legion of screaming tween fans, Wasikowska wasn't interested in the romantic status of the pair. Instead, she was struck by how many partygoers also seemed unable to tear their eyes away from the young singer.
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March 14, 2011
'Jane Eyre,' the film starring Mia Wasikowska that is based on Charlotte Brontë's novel, debuts in limited release in Los Angeles and New York and achieves the highest per-theater average box office of any film this year. 'Lofty 'Eyre' Just like its strong-willed heroine, "Jane Eyre" is proving to be a quiet but powerful force. The new Focus Features film based on the 19th century Charlotte Brontë novel debuted in only four theaters this weekend and generated the highest per-theater average of any film this year.
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February 28, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
What would happen if a psychopath fell for a sociopath? The short answer in "Stoker" is people die. The longer answer in the new thriller from South Korean director Park Chan-Wook is a bizarrely perverse, beautifully rendered mystery that you may or may not care to solve. It has fine performances from Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman - we'll leave you guessing who's the more twisted of that trio. And an out-of-nowhere script from rising British-born, Brooklyn-raised actor Wentworth Miller, best known for starring in the edgy TV drama series "Prison Break.
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February 28, 2010 | By Geoff Boucher
If you're going to tumble down a cinematic rabbit hole with a filmmaker, who better to go with than Tim Burton? The director who has brought Willy Wonka, Beetlejuice, Batman and Edward Scissorhands to the screen now takes a crack at the surreal characters of Lewis Carroll in a film, opening March 5, that may be titled "Alice in Wonderland" but is more like a sequel, with its title character (portrayed by Mia Wasikowska) making a return visit to the land of tea parties and talking cats.
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July 17, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
The winter isn't necessarily known for new works from acclaimed Asian auteurs. But Fox Searchlight and Park Chan-wook will seek to change that when they bring out "Stoker" just about eight weeks into the new year. The studio said Tuesday it had dated Park's much-anticipated film for March 1, seeking to capitalize on the season's overlapping audience for both genre movies and longer-running prestige movies. "Stoker," a coming-of-age tale from a man who counts "Oldboy" and "Thirst" among his previous works, is believed to be a hybrid of sorts, combining genre and art-house elements.
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September 2, 2013 | By Susan King
The Weinstein Co. has acquired the U.S. rights to John Curran's "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. The film had its world premiere Thursday at the Venice International Film Festival as part of the main competition and screened this past weekend at Telluride. "Tracks" will screen Sept. 10 and 11 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Curran is known for directing "The Painted Veil. " "Tracks" stars Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson, a young woman who, in 1977, left behind her city life for a journey of self-discovery trekking with a dog and four camels across almost 2,000 miles of Australian desert.
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August 29, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
In the new movie "Tracks," Mia Wasikowska plays Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 walked some 1,700 miles of the Australian desert over nine months accompanied by her dog and a few camels. She is joined at times along the way by National Geographic photographer Ric Smolan, played in the film by "Girls" star and recent Gap model Adam Driver. Having premiered Thursday at the Venice Film Festival ahead of upcoming appearances in Telluride and Toronto, "Tracks"  is directed by John Curran from a screenplay adapted from Davidson's book by Marion Nelson.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
What would happen if a psychopath fell for a sociopath? The short answer in "Stoker" is people die. The longer answer in the new thriller from South Korean director Park Chan-Wook is a bizarrely perverse, beautifully rendered mystery that you may or may not care to solve. It has fine performances from Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman - we'll leave you guessing who's the more twisted of that trio. And an out-of-nowhere script from rising British-born, Brooklyn-raised actor Wentworth Miller, best known for starring in the edgy TV drama series "Prison Break.
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January 30, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Nicole Kidman has been pushing in some unusual directions lately. But that adventurousness takes on an entirely new dimension in Chan-wook Park's “Stoker,” a movie focusing on an unstable woman who lives in a Gothic house (Kidman), her moody daughter (Mia Wasikowska) and her mysterious brother in-law (Matthew Goode), who shows up after her husband passes away. Kidman plays Evie, a woman who is hardly an ideal mother and may be overlooking or even enabling some pretty macabre behavior.
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August 20, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
When filmmaker Tony Scott took his own life Sunday, he left behind a long resume of Hollywood hits. But film fans will get a chance to watch his legacy continue on the big screen with a pair of new movies next year. Scott was a producer on "Out of the Furnace," a dark thriller starring Christian Bale that recently wrapped production. Though a person involved with the movie who asked not to be identified said Scott was not involved in the day-to-day production of the film, he was overseeing it as a partner in Scott Free Productions, the company he ran with his brother Ridley Scott, which had a producer on set. The movie, which is set to be released by Relativity Media next year, has been a hot project in Hollywood ever since it was sold as "The Low Dweller" four years ago. It centers on a fugitive with a dark past on the run in an Indiana town, and has attracted comparisons to "No Country for Old Men. " Leonardo DiCaprio's company Appian Way is also producing it. (Scott's next movie as a director, incidentally, was set to be "Top Gun 2," a long-awaited sequel to the 1986 classic that would have reteamed him with star Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
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July 17, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
The winter isn't necessarily known for new works from acclaimed Asian auteurs. But Fox Searchlight and Park Chan-wook will seek to change that when they bring out "Stoker" just about eight weeks into the new year. The studio said Tuesday it had dated Park's much-anticipated film for March 1, seeking to capitalize on the season's overlapping audience for both genre movies and longer-running prestige movies. "Stoker," a coming-of-age tale from a man who counts "Oldboy" and "Thirst" among his previous works, is believed to be a hybrid of sorts, combining genre and art-house elements.
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December 30, 2007 | Greg Braxton; Lynn Smith
Felicia Pearson Actress seasoned by the streets Felicia Pearson didn't grow up with dreams of becoming an actress. She was too busy living the thug life on the streets of Baltimore. Dealing drugs as a gun-slinging teen constantly put her in harm's way, and she eventually wound up in prison for killing a woman in self-defense. Those troubled days are still vivid for the 27-year-old Pearson.
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August 20, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
When filmmaker Tony Scott took his own life Sunday, he left behind a long resume of Hollywood hits. But film fans will get a chance to watch his legacy continue on the big screen with a pair of new movies next year. Scott was a producer on "Out of the Furnace," a dark thriller starring Christian Bale that recently wrapped production. Though a person involved with the movie who asked not to be identified said Scott was not involved in the day-to-day production of the film, he was overseeing it as a partner in Scott Free Productions, the company he ran with his brother Ridley Scott, which had a producer on set. The movie, which is set to be released by Relativity Media next year, has been a hot project in Hollywood ever since it was sold as "The Low Dweller" four years ago. It centers on a fugitive with a dark past on the run in an Indiana town, and has attracted comparisons to "No Country for Old Men. " Leonardo DiCaprio's company Appian Way is also producing it. (Scott's next movie as a director, incidentally, was set to be "Top Gun 2," a long-awaited sequel to the 1986 classic that would have reteamed him with star Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
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August 14, 2011 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Jane Eyre Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98 There's nothing staid about director Cary Fukunaga and screenwriter Moira Buffini's adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre. " Mia Wasikowska brings bruised angst to the title character, a governess who falls in love with her master Edward Rochester (powerfully played by Michael Fassbender), and Fukunaga and Buffini tell their story via a time-jumbled structure that emphasizes the extremes of emotions in the heroine's life, from pained despair to romantic rapture.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2011
'Jane Eyre,' the film starring Mia Wasikowska that is based on Charlotte Brontë's novel, debuts in limited release in Los Angeles and New York and achieves the highest per-theater average box office of any film this year. 'Lofty 'Eyre' Just like its strong-willed heroine, "Jane Eyre" is proving to be a quiet but powerful force. The new Focus Features film based on the 19th century Charlotte Brontë novel debuted in only four theaters this weekend and generated the highest per-theater average of any film this year.
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