#SUNDANCE18: “PIERCING” REVIEW
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Piercing is an unconventional love story that follows Reed (Christopher Abbott) who leaves his wife and newborn at home to kill a seemingly unsuspecting prostitute, Jackie (Mia Wasikowska). But she has plans of her own.
Writer-Director Nicolas Pesce creates an outrageously-stylish, twisted romance. Adapted from the Novel of the same name by Ryu Murakami, the characters have dozens of layer that peel away throughout. And the two leads relish in those never-ending layers. Abbott is phenomenal as the calm and sadistic Reed. While Wasikowska is a firework as the eccentric Jackie. Together they ignite something inexplicable and heat-up the screen. And because of them no matter how fiendish the characters become, you always want them to end up together.
Piercing screens at Sundance on Jan. 22 at 11:59PM at PC Library, Jan. 21 at 8:30PM at The Egyptian PC, Jan. 24 at 8:30PM at The MARC PC, Jan. 26 at 11:59PM at Broadway 6 SLC, and Jan. 27 at 11:59PM at PC Library.
#TIFF15: DAY 8 SPOTTINGS – KEITH RICHARDS, CYNTHIA NIXON, CHRISTOPHER ABBOTT, JEREMY IRONS, DEV PATEL + MORE!
Just two days left of TIFF ’15, it’s only midday and we’re shocked how many stars still are milling about doing press. See who we’ve spotted this afternoon!
Keith Richards. The Rolling Stones rock legend made a spirited entrance at his Press Conference for Documentary Under the Influence, drawing lots of cheers. He’s got a jam-packed day with his Premiere tailgating the conference!
Cynthia Nixon. This one’s for all my Mirandas! I adore Sex and the City and made it a point of finding the gorgeous actress! She’s here for James White, premiering at Ryerson Theatre tonight.
Christopher Abbott also is with Nixon promoting James White and we caught-up while he was having a smoke break.
Dev Patel is no stranger to TIFF and he’s actually grown to be a handsome, stylish young man, no? The Chappie star is here for The Man Who Knew Infinity.
Jeremy Irons always has been a goal of ours to meet and today he was kind to do a roll down of his window for Photos. Note, the legend doesn’t do Selfies, so he made a bit of an exception. He also is here for The Man Who Knew Infinity.
Joshua Jackson came out to support Diane Kruger tonight at her Roy Thomson Hall Premiere for Disorder.
The lovely Diane Kruger heading from a private dinner to her big premiere tonight. Love the colours on her dress!
‘(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)