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TIFF Review: 'Therese' Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac & Jessica Lange

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2013 1:36 PM
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Therese, Oscar Isaac, Elizabeth Olsen
What a tangled web we weave when with heaving bosoms and pained looks of longing we deceive, and Charlie Stratton's adaptation of author Emile Zola's "Therese Raquin" certainly features enough scenes of both of those. It's a story that's been brought forth in a number to TV productions and most notably on the big screen in Marcel Carné's 1952 effort, and while this latest attempt at the material doesn't do anything strikingly radical, it does allow the lead trio of Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Lange take thoroughly decent, if unexceptional, material and make it more compelling and dramatic than it has any right to be.

First Clip & New Photos From 'Therese' Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton & Jessica Lange

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 9, 2013 3:45 PM
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Therese, Oscar Isaac, Elizabeth Olsen
It takes a lot to revive a literary classic, with a number of approaches being utilized in recent years. Change the character's race ("Wuthering Heights")! Have it set on a grand stage ("Anna Karenina")! Turn it into a 3D video game ("The Great Gatsby")! But sometimes the best approach is a more classical one, which seems to be the path that Charlie Stratton chose when adapting Émile Zola's "Thérèse Raquin" for the big screen as "Therese." The adaptation, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Oscar Isaac, and Jessica Lange, premieres as part of this year's Toronto International Film Festival and has just debuted the first clip as well as a couple of new photos.

'American Horror Story' Gets Third Season, Jessica Lange To Return; 'Game Of Thrones' Premiere Date Set

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 3:21 PM
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Good things come in threes so, uh, here's two updates on a couple of fan favorite shows returning in 2013 with a bite.

New Images Of Adam Levine, Chloë Sevigny, Jessica Lange & More In 'American Horror Story: Asylum'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 30, 2012 2:19 PM
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This writer wasn’t a huge fan of the first season of the Ryan Murphy-created “American Horror Story,” but if going solely by marketing materials alone, the spooky posters that debuted Tuesday to promote season 2 alone where enough to garner some interest in checking out the new season as it heads to a Briarcliff, Massachusetts mental institution for “American Horror Story: Asylum.”

Jessica Lange Replaces Glenn Close In 'Therese Raquin' With Elizabeth Olsen & Oscar Isaac

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 3:09 PM
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As a couple readers pointed out, Deadline has this in their report last week when Oscar Isaac joined "Therese Raquin" but we weren't sure if it was an error or official at the time. But it seems it is and while the film is losing one great veteran, it's gaining another actress who has experiencing a recent surge of popularity.

Review: 'The Vow' Is For People Who Like To Get Teddy Bears On Valentine's Day

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • February 9, 2012 11:55 AM
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The things that got us verklempt in the last week include the latest episode of “Downton Abbey” and the “Halftime in America” Chrysler ad with Clint Eastwood. Clearly, it doesn’t take much, but noticeably absent from that list is the would-be weepy “The Vow,” starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. We even came prepared for tears, Boy Scout-style, with tissues in our pockets, but they’re still there, waiting to make a linty mess out of our laundry. The film isn’t as bad as what it looks like--the Chinatown knockoff equivalent of a Nicholas Sparks movie--but that doesn’t mean that those outside the target audience won’t find it a painful experience.

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