Tag Archives: Elle Fanning

ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES (2020): New Trailer Starring Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Keegan-Michael Key, Alexandra Shipp…

All The Bright Places (2020), Elle Fanning, Justice Smith
All The Bright Places (2020), Elle Fanning, Justice Smith

Based on Jennifer Niven’s best selling book of the same name, All The Bright Places is a drama / romance starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith.

Directed by Brett Haley; Violet (Fanning) and Theodore (Smith) meet and impact each other’s lives in positive ways while struggling with the emotional and physical scars of their past.

Additional key cast includes Keegan Michael Key, Alexandra Shipp, Luke Wilson…

I can’t help but compare movies where teenagers fall in love but at least one of them is unwell to the rather good The Fault in Our Stars (2014). I’m interested to see the ways in which this is different.

Nicole Forester, Felix Mallard, Lamar Johnson, Ming Wang, Kelli O’Hara, Sofia Hasmik, Paige Neuenschwander, Jack DeVillers and Andrew Van Camp also star.

All The Bright Things Release Dates: February 28th, 2020 (US)…

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THE ROADS NOT TAKEN (2020): New Trailer From javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Laura Linney…

The Roads Not Taken (2020), Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Bleecker Street
The Roads Not Taken (2020), Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Bleecker Street

In new drama Roads Not Taken, director Sally Potter’s story centres around a day in the life of Leo (Javier Bardem), as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived. While doing so, his daughter Molly begins to wrestle with her own path.

Roads Not Taken also stars Salma Hayek, Laura Linney, Branka Katic, Dimitri Andreas…

A very intriguing premise indeed. One that will likely force me to look back at all my past choices. But am I ready? That is the question.

Either way, I like how unexpected the cast is and I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out because I’m sure the acting will be great but I think the way it’s edited will be especially important.

Katia Mullova-Brind, Milena Tscharntke, Debora Weston, Aaron Joshua, Sabina Cameron, Griffin Stevens Catherine Levi, Ruth Keeling and Olan Montgomery also star.

The Roads Not Taken Release Dates: March 13th, 2020 (US)…

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TEEN SPIRIT (2018): The Things I Liked…

Teen Spirit (2018), Elle Fanning
Teen Spirit (2018), Elle Fanning, Interscope Films

Teen Spirit, the Max Minghella directed music / drama about a small town teenager with dreams of pop stardom is one I watched for two main reasons. The first being my curiosity about Minghella’s directing talents, especially since I’m such a fan of much of his late father‘s great works. The second reason is, I simply needed to hear Elle Fanning’s British accent. 

I’ll start by confirming that the talented young Fanning’s accent is of course good. In fact, I found it so convincing that I actually forgot to question it.

As for Minghella’s directing chops, there was a  period where the film’s great pacing slowed down in a noticeable way. The other moment I wasn’t delighted by is when the predictable exploitative love interest storyline took hold. Perhaps I’m just too avid a movie watcher to have not seen that coming but I definitely wish that particular scenario wasn’t so obvious to me, in effect making that moment of the film feel tedious.

Besides the above mentioned two instances, Teen Spirit is well acted and kept my full attention most of the time. Particularly since I very much connected with Violet’s (Fanning) hustle for a better reality. And as she made that final walk to the stage, it could not have been more intense and moving because of all it must have meant.

Watch it if you’re curious.

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TEEN SPIRIT (2018): New Trailer From Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Millie Brady…

Teen Spirit (2018), Elle Fanning
Teen Spirit (2018), Elle Fanning

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Teen Spirit (2018).


Teen Spirit is the story of a shy teenager who dreams of leaving behind her small town life in exchange for pop stardom. Her chance finally arrives in the shape of an unlikely mentor, and a talent, integrity and ambition testing international singing competition.

Directed by Max Minghella; Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall and Millie Brady star…

I’m curious about Elle Fanning’s British accent and I want to find out how much Teen Spirit will remind me of Beyond The Lights (2014)if at all.

Elizabeth Berrington, Zlatko Buric, Jordan Atephens and Archie Madekwe also star.

Teen Spirit Release Dates: April 5th, 2019 (US)…

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I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW (2018): New Trailer From Elle Fanning, Peter Dinklage, Paul Giamatti, Charlotte Gainsbourg…

I Think We're Alone Now (2018), Elle Fanning
I Think We’re Alone Now (2018), Elle Fanning

In I Think We’re Alone Now, the apocalypse turns out to be a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse. That is until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.

Directed by Reed Morano, Elle Fanning, Peter Dinklage, Paul Giamatti and Charlotte Gainsbourg star…

I want to see how well the film works with such a small cast. I’m hoping it’s an adequately engaging story and that the on-screen chemistry is great between Dinklage and Fanning.

I Think We’re Alone Now Release Dates: September 21st, 2018 (US)…

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MARY SHELLEY (2018): New Trailer From Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley, Douglas Booth…

Mary Shelley (2018), Elle Fanning
Mary Shelley (2018), Elle Fanning

Biography / drama Mary Shelley is about the love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. A relationship which resulted in Mary Shelley writing her famous gothic novel Frankenstein.

Directed by  Haifaa Al-Mansour; Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley and Douglas Booth star…

I’m in for the story of a woman who overcame and gave us an example of how to turn heartbreak into something beautiful.

Additional supporting cast includes Jack Hickey, Joanne Froggatt, Stephen Dillane, Tom Sturridge and Ben Hardy.

Mary Shelley Release Dates: May 25th, 2018 (US); July 6th, 2018 (UK)…

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THE VANISHING OF SIDNEY HALL (2017): New Trailer From Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler…

The Vanishing Of Sidney Hall (2017), Logan Lerman
The Vanishing Of Sidney Hall (2017), Logan Lerman

Written / directed by Shawn Christensen, The Vanishing Of Sidney Hall tells the story of a young writer who finds accidental success and unexpected love, then he disappears without a trace.

Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Blake Jenner and Michelle Monaghan star…

I’m in because of Lerman. I also appreciate a good mystery and this one looks quite promising.

The Vanishing Of Sidney Hall Release Dates: 2018 (US)…

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HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES (2017): New Trailer From Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Alex Sharp…

How To Talk to Girls At Parties (2017), Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp
How To Talk to Girls At Parties (2017), Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp

Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson and Alex Sharp are the stars of How to Talk to Girls at Parties, a John Cameron Mitchell directed comedy / romance about an alien. An alien that’s touring the galaxy but breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe – the London suburb of Croydon…

I’m in for the alien activity and the costumes. I also can’t say that I didn’t find the line in the official synopsis about Croydon amusing.

How To Talk To Girls At Parties Release Dates: May 18th, 2018 (UK)…

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