By Charlotte Alter
September 25, 2014

MOVIES

The Long Trek

Though she’s onscreen the entire time, Mia Wasikowska has surprisingly few lines in her new film Tracks. That’s because she plays Robyn Davidson, who trekked 1,700 miles across the Australian desert in 1977, mostly in the company of three camels and a dog. Directed by John Curran and co-starring Adam Driver, Tracks is based on Davidson’s best-selling memoir about her desire to be alone in nature. “There’s a difference between solitude and isolation,” Wasikowska says. “Isolation is when it feels lonely. Solitude is more peaceful.”

–CHARLOTTE ALTER

BOOKS

Shots Fired

Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel’s story collection The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher (out Sept. 30) drew criticism from British politicians for imagining the death of the Iron Lady at the hands of an IRA sniper.

TELEVISION

State of Grace

A remake of the British TV drama Broadchurch, Fox’s 10-part miniseries Gracepoint (premiering Oct. 2) stars Doctor Who alumnus David Tennant and Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn as detectives investigating the murder of a young boy in a California town.

MUSIC

Rock of Ages

Weezer’s past few albums may not have captured the magic of its 1990s heyday, but for Everything Will Be Alright in the End (out Sept. 30), the band reunited with producer Ric Ocasek of the Cars on a return to form that it promises will be “rockin’ out like it’s ’94.”

‘I’M TIRED OF WOMEN AS THE SUPPORTING CHARACTER.’

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Write to Charlotte Alter at charlotte.alter@time.com.

This appears in the October 06, 2014 issue of TIME.

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