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Known for her award-winning performances across Doctor Zhivago, Welcome to L.A. and Roseland, Chaplin is one of the many daughters of legendary silent film actor Charlie Chaplin, and has since become something of a good-luck charm for writer-director Juan Antonio Bayona in recent times. To date, the prolific actress has appeared in all three of Bayona’s feature films – namely The Orphanage, The Impossible, A Monster Calls – and now, Jurassic World 2 will take that streak to four. Little is known about Chaplin’s actual role in the 2018 sequel, but with production underway, expect more details to emerge online sooner rather than later.
- Michael Briers
In The Overlook, A.V. Club film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky examines the misfits, underappreciated gems, and underseen classics of film history.
“I’ve been to plenty of cities, and they ain’t nothin’ but trouble.”
Alan Rudolph’s 1986 film Trouble In Mind is set in a retro-dystopian, new-wave-meets-noir metropolis called Rain City—an alternate-reality Seattle of mist and mystery, intersecting destinies and paramilitary oppression. Like quite a few of its underappreciated director’s best films (Welcome To L.A., Choose Me, The Moderns), it holds to the credo that every city is a dream. It lures its inhabitants and keeps them captive in the promise of a fantasy. And Rain City is the perfect city of loneliness, which can be as much of a romantic fantasy as true love. Its architecture is alienated, half museum of nostalgia, half dark tomorrow land. It is very like a ...
- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
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