Elisabeth Moss has become a skillful indie actress since her stint on AMC’s Mad Men, taking on films like Listen Up Philip, High-Rise, and Queen of Earth. We’ll have to wait for the second season of Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake to see her on our TV screens again, but her new Sundance drama The Free World should tide us over until then.
Hulu hasn’t exactly made the biggest splash when it comes to breakout drama, but lord knows Peggy Olson can revive a flagging brand. Following Top of the Lake Season 2, Mad Men alum Elisabeth Moss will Lead Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, bowing in 2017.
The second season of BBC and Sundance’s Top of the Lake was first announced back in 2014, but we haven’t heard much about it since then. We know it’s happening. We know Jane Campion is returning to direct. We know Elisabeth Moss will also return to reprise her role as Detective Robin Griffin. Today finally brings a new update on Top of the Lake Season 2, as Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie has joined the cast of the long-awaited follow-up.
Last month, my home city of Washington, D.C. got a couple feet of snow and I spent three days holed up in my apartment. That brief 72-hour span alone nearly drove me to the brink of insanity, and so I suppose I get where the characters in the J.G. Ballard adaptation High-Rise are coming from. Their luxury apartment complex has sufficient amenities to make entering the outside world unnecessary, and so of course they all devolve into warlike tribes and turn on one another in an orgy of bourgeois social angling gone violent. A few days of snow nearly had me talking to cantaloupes with faces painted on them; life in a high-rise, even a fabulously posh one, would be more than enough to get me to eat my landlord‘s dog.
By now you’ve heard the buzz surrounding High-Rise, the new film from director Ben Wheatley, the deranged and brilliant mind behind films like Kill List, A Field in England and Sightseers. That buzz is well-earned for Wheatley’s latest, which is based on the novel by J.G. Ballard (Drive) and features an incredible lineup, including Tom Hiddleston, Elisabeth Moss, Luke Evans and more. A new trailer has arrived, offering a tantalizing and slightly unnerving glimpse inside the titular high-rise, and teasing the evolving (or devolving) psyche of the residents within.
Director Ben Wheatley and his screenwriting partner Amy Jump are known for their specific, darkly humorous sensibilities, from the horror thriller Kill List to the black and white psychedelic intensity of A Field in England, and the bleak hilarity of Sightseers. The duo return this year with High-Rise, based on J.G. Ballard’s sophisticated dystopian tale of class warfare in an elegant apartment block. It may be his most inaccessible and tonally ambitious film to date, but it also might be his best.
It’s going to be a big fall for journalism movies.
Amid all the excitement for this year’s major blockbuster releases, you may not yet have heard of Queen of Earth, writer/director Alex Ross Perry’s follow-up to last year’s smart indie gem Listen Up, Philip. Elisabeth Moss reunites with Perry in his sophomore effort, which zags away from the biting, cynical wit of his first film in favor of an unnerving psycho-thriller.
At long last, Don Draper and his fellow Mad Men have brought AMC's touchstone drama to a close. Tonight's series finale brought plenty of change, heartbreak and death, but how did the former folk of Sterling-Cooper close out the series? Learn every Mad Men fate by our full review of tonight's series finale "Person to Person"!
The final seven episodes of AMC’s Mad Men have felt noticeably … well, “business as usual,” and very little like we’ve come to expect from a landmark series with so few hours left. Now, last night’s “Time & Life” finally got down to finale business, bringing us some major change that points toward the series finale, and killing off a series-long name to do it.