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Entries in Kirsten Dunst (59)

Sunday
Oct152017

Björk's "Danish Director" Statement

By Nathaniel R

Catherine Deneuve, Björk, and Von Trier at Cannes (2000)

The floodgates have opened post Weinstein and now everyone wants to speak out. This morning Björk issued a statement about her experience working with "a Danish director," a hilariously coy non-naming of names since she's only starred in one movie, Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark (2000) after which she never appeared in a movie again, unless you count her performance art collaboration with her then-boyfriend Matthew Barney on Drawing Restraint (2009). Which, well, the sexual violence was onscreen in that one with Barney and Björk carving each other up while naked underwater and turning into whales or some such. You know how that happens.

Here is her statement which is worth parsing due to its unexpected Dogville allusion...

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Tuesday
Sep262017

Review: Kirsten Dunst in "Woodshock"

by Chris Feil

“Remember when we used to play in the woods together?” Woodshock begins in dreamy, creepy breathiness. That breathy quality carries throughout the entire film, a curious debut from Kate and Laura Mulleavy (otherwise known as fashion wunderkinds Rodarte). The film itself plays in the woods, a little bit touched with mystical wonder and a little bit okay with getting lost. It’s kind of like having Alice recount her trip down the rabbit hole while coming down from some serious Wonderland substances, but without getting to witness the magical land yourself.

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Monday
Jul032017

Coppola's Turning World

She was the still point of the turning world, man.

As many of us have begun (finally) seeing The Beguiled, the latest from Sofia Coppola, I was instantly struck by the above line from The Virgin Suicides. It is spoken in reference to Kirsten Dunst's Lux, but it also feels representative of Coppola's work as a whole. Although her cinematic world alters between films, Coppola still seems fascinated by individual characters, individual experiences. 

Many of us are fighting a heat-stricken summer malaise, and for some reason, this thought was comforting. The world keeps turning and rearranging itself, but some things remain the same. May we all find solace in that sentiment as we head into our 4th of July week ahead.

Wednesday
Jun282017

"Werk Werk" The Beguiled does Hamilton

You may think you didn't need to see Colin Farrell doing his best hair flip to "The Schuyler Sisters" from Hamilton, but you'd be wrong.

Our hearts are bursting. It turns out the little girls of The Beguiled made a Hamilton lipsync video while goofing around on set to accompany a donation to Lin-Manuel Miranda's "immigrants get the job done" coalition (we mentioned the contest the other day)... May this challenge others to donate, too! Oona Lawrence leads us as Aaron Burr, with Emma Howard as Angelica, Angourie Rice as Eliza, and little Addison Riecke as Peggy.

You may think you're loving the video in the first minute but wait til the rest of the stars start popping up. Everyone is in this! Heaven.

 

Friday
May122017

Everything's Coming Up Kiki

By Spencer Coile 

For many of us Kirsten Dunst fans, her performance in the second season of Fargo was a peak in and of itself. She had turned in exquisite performances in the past like Melancholia, but a collaboration with Noah Hawley in the Fargo universe was a different step in Dunst's career. Her Peggy Blumquist picked up rave reviews, and awards nomination, and she ended the year as part of the winning SAG ensemble of Hidden Figures. Now it would appear that 2017 will continue on with more beguiling Dunst projects as if the comeback has only just begun...

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Thursday
May112017

Bask in the Glow of "The Beguiled" Poster

Chris here. Like I'm sure many of you will relate, Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled is among my most anticipated of the Cannes lineup. The festival kicks off this coming Wednesday, but we'll have to wait for these repressed southern ladies until the back half of the festival according to the just released festival schedule. Cry not, readers, because we'll be hearing about Todd Haynes's Wonderstruck right out of the gate.

Also to dry your tears is a brand new poster in all its gauzy glory to knock you sideways - literally:

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