“Throughout his career, Wim Wenders has been fascinated, even obsessed, by America: its landscapes, its citizens’ faces, the way the country sees itself and is seen by the world, its reality and its myth. Ripley’s Stetson identifies him as mythically American, so it’s ironic and odd and funny that America—in theory, a beacon of democracy and culture—appears here as a rather dim beacon: a not very intelligent psycho, with a calculating nature and a gift for intimidation that may remind us of the crazed, gas-sucking bully Hopper would play in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet… .
Like Highsmith, Wenders has always been preoccupied with nationality, with the differences between Americans and Europeans, and with the effects of place. But above all, truth and beauty are what he has gone for and achieved in this stylish thriller, really and truly noir in its power to make us feel that we are watching something epic and spiritual play out in a very dark way, on a fast European train.”
A Cure for Wellness is an upcoming 2017 American-German psychological thriller film: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
Alycia named as one of IMDb’s Top 10 Movers and Shakers of 2015 (x)
Alycia is the second cast member of “Fear the Walking Dead”
to land on our list, underscoring the AMC’s spin-off series’ impact on
television viewers this past year. In fact, the show’s premiere in
August was the biggest in cable TV history both in total viewers and
among adults 18 to 49. In the series, set in Los Angeles right at the
beginning of the zombie apocalypse on the West Coast, Alycia plays
Alicia Clark, the teenaged daughter of high-school guidance counselor
Madison Clark. In addition to her work on this series, she continues in
her role as Commander Lexa in the CW’s “The 100.” In 2016, fans can watch her in German thriller Friend Request.
I was in school drama group with a dear friend, who was supporting actress in the German horror thriller Tattoo with Florian Panzner, who was in Valkyrie with Tom Cruise, who starred with Kevin Bacon in A Few Good Men. There are several other connections as well but it never gets less than four steps.
EDIT: Oh wait, I get a 3 when I use another friend** who’s an opera singer and played in Vienna a part in the Dance of the Vampires musical, directed by Roman Polanski, who also directed Jack Nicholson in Chinatown, who also starred with Kevin Bacon in A Few Good Men.
** she’s technically only a FB friend and was also in the school drama group. Everyone in that group made a career except for me, now that I think of it!