ReThink Review: Clouds of Sils Maria

April 17, 2015 9:47 AM

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With our celebrity/gossip culture more powerful, invasive, and ubiquitous than it's ever been in history, it's easy to think that famous actors are simply spoiled troublemakers who make vast fortunes based on their looks and playing pretend in often crummy projects so they can squander their millions through lawsuits, divorces, and entitled luxury. Kristen Stewart arguably fits this category, becoming Hollywood's highest-paid actress anchoring the ultra-popular (but much derided) Twilight series even as her personal life crumbled amidst evidence of infidelity.

But all that fame and gossip has made us forget that Stewart continues to be one of the best and most promising actresses of her generation, and the trappings of stardom can make us forget that giving a great performance requires great actors to prepare intelligently, thoughtfully, and intensively t...

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