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Cannes Review: ‘Misunderstood’ By Asia Argento, Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 26, 2014 10:31 AM
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Incompresa, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Asia Argento
There’s something irresistibly hip about Asia Argento, even as a concept. The sultry, pouty daughter of trash-horror maestro Dario Argento, her public image as a wild child jack-of-all-trades-as-long-as-they’re-kinda-glamorous (actress, singer, model, director) does make her something of a poster girl for tough, troubled, attitude-y cool (just check out her Cannes red carpet pic or her Twitter account for that matter). But after her first two forays into directing, “Scarlet Diva” (in which she also starred as a self-destructive starlet) and child abuse chronicle “The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things,” she has shifted gears in several ways with her third: she makes a brief, Hitchcock-level cameo but doesn’t star, and most welcome, she moves from straight-up miserablism to a beguiling cockeyed whimsy.

Watch: Trailer For Asia Argento's Cannes Entry 'Incompresa' Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg Plus New Pics & Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2014 4:47 PM
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Incompresa, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Asia Argento
Earlier today we dropped our list of the 15 Most Anticipated Film Of The 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and while it's the highest profile titles that get the attention, we're always hoping for something to break out unexpectedly. Could Asia Argento's "Incompresa" be such a film?

Review: Dario Argento's 'Dracula 3D'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 1, 2013 3:28 PM
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Dracula 3D
With “Dracula 3D,” we finally know which of the great '70s genre filmmakers have fallen the hardest, and the answer is Dario Argento. The Italian horror pioneer was one of the leading lights of the giallo movement, and early career masterpieces like “The Bird With The Crystal Plumage” and “Suspiria” led the way to later triumphs like “Tenebre” and “Opera.” Most knew the director had lost a step in recent years: he closed a thematic trilogy that started with “Suspiria” and “Inferno” with the dopey gorefest “Mother Of Tears” and was also behind the borderline-unreleasable “Giallo.” But the latter case could at least be blamed on a runaway production that ran out of money, while the former was a trashterpiece delight. But there’s not a single moment of “Dracula 3D” where you don’t look at the screen, forget all about those early genre touchstones, and think, "What the hell is this?" You’d like a 3D Dracula film would be something every horror filmmaker had on their bucket list, but if Argento actually made this, it has to be because he bet someone he could make a movie blindfolded.

Vince Vaughn & Hailee Steinfeld Have 'Term Life'; Charlotte Gainsbourg Reteams With Asia Argento & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2013 3:33 PM
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While Vince Vaughn is best known for his motormouth in a wide array of comedies, he's been desperate to do something a bit more gritty. Over the past while, he's been lining up no shortage of more serious-minded fare like the the thriller "The Risk Agent," the Randall Wallace-penned "Gunslingers" and road adventure "Triple Time." But it looks like another project has the momentum to cast the actor in a whole new light.

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