Wonderland Episode 1 – Miranda

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11th December 2019
  

Writer and director Romeo Ortiz sent us the first of his latest mini-series Wonderland, which begins with Miranda, the story of a woman whose own paintings come to life.

Lani Martinez (“Delirium (Short)”, “In The Dark (Short)”) plays the titular character and, from looks alone, she gets an A+. She looks arty and Ortiz’s use of the camera, playing with space and light, adds to the whole arthouse feel of the episode.

It is however, completely and utterly bizarre. You know so little about the protagonist that it is hard to understand what’s actually happening. For all intense and purposes, she’s having a mental breakdown.

Had we not been provided a brief synopsis we would have said this is a film about mental health or drugs, not some fantasy land where paintings come to life to ask for help from the very person who painted them in the first place.

It’s made on a budget, and that shows, but there’s genuine craft here with Ortiz showing us his arty style and Martinez showing us she’s able to carry an entire short film.

THE QUICK SELL
Miranda watches her paintings come to life as they hijack her summer to warn her of an unknown evil that approaches

DIRECTED BY
Romeo Ortiz

WRITTEN BY
Romeo Ortiz

Running Time:
11mins

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US Box Office

#Title
1

Bad Boys for Life

2

Dolittle

3

1917

4

Jumanji: The Next Level

5

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

6

Just Mercy

7

Little Women

8

Knives Out

9

Like a Boss

10

Frozen II

UK Box Office

#Title
1

1917

2

Little Women

3

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

4

The Gentlemen

5

Jumanji: The Next Level

6

Jojo Rabbit

7

Frozen 2

8

Spies In Disguise

9

Cats

10

Knives Out

US Box Office

#FilmWeekend GrossWeeks on Release# of CinemasGross to Date
1

Bad Boys for Life

$59,175,00013,775$59,175,000
2

Dolittle

$22,530,00014,155$22,530,000
3

1917

$22,140,00043,612$76,756,984
4

Jumanji: The Next Level

$9,565,00063,323$270,477,975
5

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

$8,374,00053,058$492,019,801
6

Just Mercy

$6,000,00042,457$19,612,643
7

Little Women

$5,910,00042,503$84,401,052
8

Knives Out

$4,300,00081,667$145,977,387
9

Like a Boss

$3,840,00023,081$16,923,588
10

Frozen II

$3,717,00092,080$464,868,690

UK Box Office

#FilmWeekend GrossWeeks on Release# of CinemasGross to Date
1

1917

£7,446,3021683£7,446,302
2

Little Women

£2,018,2803700£13,215,006
3

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

£1,824,6074638£54,892,354
4

The Gentlemen

£1,719,7362503£5,967,374
5

Jumanji: The Next Level

£1,691,9015589£30,988,078
6

Jojo Rabbit

£1,029,0722539£4,287,575
7

Frozen 2

£784,3618584£51,266,979
8

Spies In Disguise

£682,5963547£5,216,299
9

Cats

£434,7434492£11,212,492
10

Knives Out

£345,4837283£12,231,764