Telegraph Review Maps to the Stars
5 Star review
This is how David Cronenberg beguiles you into his extraordinary new film, Maps to the Stars, which spits poison in the faces of its Cannes competition rivals. It’s the Canadian director’s best film at least since Spider, in 2002, and could conceivably lead to his first Palme d’Or.
There are so many snakes in play, it takes a while to work out which fangs connect to which rattle. The first is Agatha, the young woman from the coach, played by Mia Wasikowska. She’s come to town ostensibly to help the actress Carrie Fisher, whom she befriended on Twitter, to write a novel – “although it might become something for HBO,” she blithely tells Jerome, a chauffeur and would-be actor winningly played by Robert Pattinson.
This is awesome, It would be wonderful if David Cronenberg won the Palme d’Or