Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 18th March 2016

    What a nice, interesting surprise. A Cloverfield sequel that nobody was expecting dropping a trailer out of nowhere and coming with a tantalising-yet-head-scratching title implying a connection to the first film that makes no sense whatsoever. I'm excited, but also... confused? Like a dog hearing somebody whistling on the TV. I have no idea what's about to come next, but it sounds fun.

    And this, as it happens, is the film's greatest strength. Because there are so few films released now that make us feel like dogs hearing somebody whistle on the TV.

  • Top 10 films of our lifetime #5: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 22nd September 2014

    Like you, I was very disappointed to see that Edgar Wright decided to part ways with Marvel and Ant-Man, because he's a director who is capable of doing wonderful things with a camera; the combination of Edgar Wright, Paul Rudd and the Marvel universe made me feel a little giddy. Still, I can take comfort in the fact that he's basically already made a superhero movie in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, and not only that, he had Beck provide the tunes. Ant-Man Shmant-Man - Ali.

  • Smashed

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 12th December 2012

    Like an idiot, having been too busy eating free crisps to read the press notes beforehand, I couldn't remember Mary Elizabeth Winstead's name or where I'd seen her before until the closing credits of Smashed. This is the sort of thing that will usually gnaw at me for the duration of a movie, but in this case it was easily forgotten: hers is a stellar performance in a film that refuses to take the obvious path, and is all the more engaging for it.

  • The Thing prequel has a trailer; the trailer has Inception Horn

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 14th July 2011

    (*THIIIIINNNNGGG*) The long-dormant prequel to The Thing has a trailer. (*THIIIIINNNNGGG*) It stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and that guy from Dumb & Dumberer. (*THIIIIINNNNGGG*)

  • Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

    Movie Review | Ali | 15th August 2010

    The next time someone tells you about how 3D is the future of cinema, sit them down in front of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, preferably on the biggest screen you can find, and watch their jaw hit the floor. Here we have a film that's so sharp, so visually stimulating and so whip-smart, it positively crackles with energy. It may well be the best-looking movie of its generation. 3D is where it's at, huh? Spare me. The future of cinema lies in the hands of filmmakers like Edgar Wright.