Excerpt: Guy de Maupassant’s novel Bel Ami has been adapted for the stage and screen multiple times—most memorably in 1947, in a movie starring George Sanders and Angela Lansbury. The novel’s appeal is obvious: It explores the social strata of 19th-century Paris by showing an ambitious scoundrel hopping from...
Summary: Displaying little in the way of wily self-assurance, charisma or gravitas, the "Twilight Saga" heartthrob doesn't exactly invigorate this flailing English-language adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's much-filmed novel.
Summary: There are few stories I relish as much as those that centre around some sort of societal ascension. There's something quite delicious about watching a character weave around his or her class status to infiltrate a rarefied arena, only to inevitably become a victim of its corruptive influence.
Excerpt: Älskare av Robert Pattinsons begränsade skådespelarförmåga (läs: ”Twilight”-fans) lär utan tvekan gå igång på den här kostymsåpan. Andra lär mest sörja begåvade skådespelerskors bortkastade talanger.