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'Maps to the Stars' a nightmarish tour of Hollywood narcissism
'Maps to the Stars' a nightmarish tour of Hollywood narcissism

In its own disturbing, slithery way, the train-wreck watchable melodrama "Maps to the Stars" is as much a horror show as any that the film's director, David Cronenberg, has helmed over his long and provocative career. This is due, in no small part, to the alarming script by Bruce Wagner, a writer best known as an envelope-pushing chronicler of Tinseltown ego and excess. He's crafted another aggressively soulless cautionary tale here about Hollywood narcissism — and it's a corker. Set and partially shot in a sun-scorched Los Angeles (but also filmed — at times to the detriment of its look and vibe — in Toronto), "Maps" tracks a pair...

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