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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.

Fox Searchlight Pick Up Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Tom Wilkinson

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 1, 2013 3:25 PM
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Though it went mostly underseen in the U.S. , Amma Asante's 2004 film "A Way Of Life" was one of the best debut films by a British director in the last decade. A tough, powerful Wales-set drama with a brace of deeply moving performances, it won Asante the BAFTA Carl Foreman award for best debut by a British filmmaker as well as top prizes from the London and Miami Film Festivals, and marked the writer-director as a serious talent to watch.

Elizabeth Olsen Goes Old Timey In Set Pics From 'Therese Raquin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 10:23 AM
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At only 23 years old, Elizabeth Olsen's career is just beginning. As you know, she broke out in last year's cult drama "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and we've since seen her spread her wings a little bit. Earlier this year she did the horror thing with "Silent House" and later this year she'll pop up in a variety of films including the thriller "Red Lights," the dramedy "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" and her latest Sundance effort "Liberal Arts." But at the moment, she's stepping into her first period picture.

Warner Bros. Gets Ready For Summer With New Photos From 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Dark Shadows,' 'The Campaign' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 1:28 PM
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Easter is over, spring is here, and in case you haven't noticed, things are going to be getting supersized at the box office over the next the few months. Warner Bros. is getting ready for a busy season and have unveiled a handful of new images from some of their upcoming films.

Draco Malfoy (aka Tom Felton) Joins Tony Kaye's Sexual Thriller 'Attachment' With Sharon Stone

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 4:37 PM
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With Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson now firmly moving into their post-'Harry Potter' careers it's now time for the rest of the cast to do the same (we're looking at you, Rupert Grint!). And now, another cast member is making a notable change of pace for his next big screen outing.

'Harry Potter' Star Tom Felton Joins 'Therese Raquin' With Elizabeth Olsen & Glenn Close

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2012 12:18 PM
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It's already got the makings of a great infographic: "What the stars of Harry Potter did next." With each of the (now not so young) stars of the franchise making their first steps of their post-Potter careers, it's going to be very interesting to see which of them manage to carve out a successful route for themselves and which we'll have completely forgotten about in ten years.

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