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TIFF: Jay Duplass, Edie Falco Drama 'Outside In' Goes to The Orchard
The Orchard is getting in on Outside In.
The company has acquired worldwide rights to the drama starring Jay Duplass and Edie Falco. The film will premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival, and The Orchard is planning to debut it in theaters and digitally in early 2018. Afterward, Netflix will release the movie on its worldwide streaming platform.
Outside In centers on Carol, a high school teacher, and Chris, her ex-student, as they explore a relationship after his release from a 20-year prison sentence. While Chris navigates his re-entry into the world, Carol works to »
- Ashley Lee
The Forgotten: Howard Hawks' "Tiger Shark" (1932)
The critical consensus about Howard Hawks' themes and talents strikes me as bang on. The Cahiers critics identified him as a classic auteur, continually exploring characters and situations he had an affinity for, and in a consistent style. The surprise is it took so long for style and characters to come together to form the Hawks we know: his best early films are outliers, and only gradually did he come to explore the kind of group dynamics, sexual sparring and codes of professionalism with which he's now justly associated.Early 1930s Hawks just isn't quite all there yet, but you can see lots of Hawksian characters and themes struggling to come together and be their ideal selves.This one has Edward G. Robinson as a "Portagee" fisherman with a Chico Marx accent and an earring. For some reason, Hawks didn't really connect effectively with the urban tough guy actors until Bogart came his way, »
First Look: Saoirse Ronan Is ‘Mary, Queen Of Scots’
Saoirse Ronan has a busy schedule ahead. She’s gearing up to hit the fall festival circuit to support “Lady Bird” and “On Chesil Beach,” and next up she’s getting the royal treatment leading “Mary, Queen Of Scots.”
Continue reading First Look: Saoirse Ronan Is ‘Mary, Queen Of Scots’ at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘Icarus’ Trailer: How One Man’s Quest for Knowledge Revealed the Biggest Sports Scandal of All-Time
When Bryan Fogel set out to make his documentary “Icarus,” he already had a ready-made gimmick that sounded like the next great step in “Super Size Me”-style filmmaking: in order to understand how professional athletes dope and still avoid detection, he’d try it out for himself. Fogel, a comedian and amateur bike racer, cooked up a plan to dope himself, see how it altered his athletic performance, and then see if he could avoid detection when it came to drug testing.
It was a buzzy, compelling idea. And then it got even crazier.
Read More:How ‘Icarus’ Turned a Standup Comic Into an Investigative Journalist With a Netflix Deal
Fogel soon hooked up with “renegade Russian scientist” Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, who would guide him through the process of avoiding detection, and the pair bonded over hours and hours spent discussing and cracking Fogel’s crazy plan. Dr. Rodchenkov, it seemed, »
- Kate Erbland
Lynn Shelton’s Drama ‘Outside In’ Sells to The Orchard in Advance of Toronto Premiere
The Orchard has today announced its acquisition of the worldwide rights to Lynn Shelton’s new drama “Outside In,” starring Jay Duplass, Edie Falco, Kaitlyn Dever, and Ben Schwartz. The Orchard has worldwide theatrical, digital rental, and sales, cable/satellite VOD, airline, DVD and soundtrack rights to the new feature. Following The Orchard’s theatrical and digital release, Netflix will be releasing the film on its worldwide streaming platform.
The film will premiere next month at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and The Orchard is planning a release in early 2018.
Shelton and Duplass wrote the screenplay together, which “follows Carol (Falco), a high school teacher, and Chris (Duplass), her ex-student, as they explore a relationship after his release from a 20-year prison sentence. While Chris navigates his re-entry into the world, »
- Kate Erbland
Exclusive ‘Rat Film’ Trailer: Baltimore’s History Runs With Rodents
There are few things more unpleasant than an encounter with a rat. However, the rodents are just as much a part of the urban fabric as anything else, and that’s particularly true in the fascinating documentary “Rat Film.” And today, we have the exclusive trailer for the film.
Directed by Theo Anthony, and featuring a score by electronic music wizard Dan Deacon, the film — “working in the spirit of Chris Marker, Agnès Varda, and Werner Herzog” — takes a look at the complex relationship between rats and the city of Baltimore.
Continue reading Exclusive ‘Rat Film’ Trailer: Baltimore’s History Runs With Rodents at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Darren Aronofsky Compares ‘mother!’ To ‘Black Swan’
Darren Aronofsky has always been on the radar for cinephiles. This is after all the director that brought us “Requiem For A Dream,” “The Wrestler” and “Black Swan,” three flat-out great movies. Most directors would kill to have just one of these films as part of their filmography.
Aronofsky’s latest film is “mother!” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Domhnall Gleeson and Michelle Pfeiffer, and all we know is that it’s about “a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.” From what we’ve gathered, Aronofsky wants audience members to know as little about the movie as possible.
- Jordan Ruimy
‘It’ Could Be the Savior the Box Office Desperately Needs With Record-Breaking Opening
“It” is now less than one month away from opening in theaters nationwide, and the first box office tracking information has been released and should be a big relief to New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers. Early numbers have “It” opening to at least $50 million, which would make it a record-breaking success as the biggest September opener in film history.
“Hotel Transylvania 2” is the month’s current biggest opener with $48 million. Warner Brothers is being cautious by putting the film’s opening in the $40-$45 million, which is still higher than recent R-rated horror release “Annabelle: Creation” and falls right in line with what “The Conjuring 2” made in its first weekend in June 2016.
Surpassing $48 million at the September box office wouldn’t be the first record “It” has broken. The first »
- Zack Sharf
‘The Defenders’ Trailer: The Only Way Out Is Together
Jeb Bush may have said “Please clap” to instant viral fame, but that sentiment is bleeding through from Netflix. The streaming service drops “The Defenders” on its service tomorrow, but not without yet another trailer trying to hype up the series, which admittedly, seems to be going over well with critics (though not with ours).
Continue reading ‘The Defenders’ Trailer: The Only Way Out Is Together at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
7 Great Modern Heist Scenes, From ‘The Dark Knight’ to ‘Point Break’
No one quite puts together a heist scene like Steven Soderbergh, but he has plenty of company. Soderbergh is back to his heist roots this week with the release of “Logan Lucky,” which injects some “Ocean’s Eleven” style into a homegrown robbery cooked up by the Logan brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver), who set out to drain a local speedway during one of its biggest race days of the entire year. Aided by a predictably motley crew, including the wild-eyed Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) and their talented driver sister (Riley Keough), the Logans’ plan is ambitious and fun, but it also seems like the kind of thing that only Soderbergh could cook up (it involves digging, vacuuming, cake and prosthetic arms, of all things).
It’s a terrific entry »
- Kate Erbland
Locarno 2017. Awards and Coverage Roundup
Mrs. Fang director Wang BingBelow you will find the awards for the 70th Locarno Festival, as well as an index of our coverage.AWARDSInternational CompetitionGolden Leopard: Mrs. Fang (Wang Bing) Special Jury Prize: Good Manners (Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra) Best Direction: F.J. Ossang (9 Doigts) Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert (Madame Hyde) Best Actor: Elliott Crosset Hove (Winter Brothers)Filmmakers of the Present Golden Leopard: ¾ (Ilian Metev) Special Jury Prize: Milla (Valerie Massadian) Prize for Best Emerging Director: Kim Dae-hwan (The First Lap) Special Mentions: Distant Constellation (Shevaun Mizrahi), Damned Summer (Pedro Cabeleira)Signs of Life Best Film: Cocote (Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias) Mantarraya Award: Phantasiesätze (Dane Komljen)First Feature Best First Feature: Scary Mother (Ana Urushadze)Art Peace Hotel Award: Meteors (Gürcan Keltek)Special Mention: Those Who Are Fine (Cyril Schäublin)Favorite MOMENTSFestival coverage by Daniel KasmanYacht Strafing, Gym Rivalry, Alcatraz Island: On Jacques Tourneur's Nick Carter, Master »
Christopher McQuarrie Explains Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Injury
Tom Cruise proved to be mortal just like the rest us when a stunt on the set of “Mission: Impossible 6” went wrong, leaving him with a broken ankle. It has caused production on next summer’s blockbuster to be halted for an as yet undetermined amount of time (the trades are varying wildly in their assessments). Indeed, there has been a lot of chatter about the incident, but not much in the way of official details, but director Christopher McQuarrie has shed some light on what went down, but first you might need a refresher of the video that went viral.
- Kevin Jagernauth
14 Blockbusters to See This Season, From ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ to ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and Many More
All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including the very best indie cinema has to offer, all the awards contenders you need to know about, and even blockbuster fare that seems poised to please the most discerning tastes, all with an eye towards introducing you to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.
Next up: blockbusters and popcorn fare for even the pickiest of cinephiles.
“It” (September 8)
While 2017 has been a relatively low-key year for horror, the promise of a remake of one of Stephen King’s most beloved and horrifying works, “It,” still glimmers on the horizon. Long before the creepy clown scares of summer 2016 (but not too »
- Kate Erbland, Zack Sharf, Jamie Righetti, David Ehrlich and Michael Nordine
Italian Movies Are Struggling in U.S. Theaters, But This Distribution Experiment Could Change That
When “Indivisible” screened for a crowd at Lincoln Center as the opening night selection of its annual “Open Roads: New Italian Cinema” series, it had no U.S. distribution plan. In late 2016, it had screened in higher-profile slots in Venice and Toronto, where buyers paid no heed. But at Lincoln Center, the movie — a seriocomic story about 18-year-old conjoined twins pursuing a music career (real-life twins Angela and Marianna Fontana) — played through the roof.
That was when Ira Deutchman saw its potential.
“I just fell in love with it,” the veteran distribution executive said. “It’s got everything in it. The movie is not a depressing, severe art film that requires people to look at it like work. Maybe distributors didn’t see the commerciality in a story about conjoined twins, but the women are beautiful and the movie is surprisingly entertaining.”
Read More:Ira Deutchman Receives First Annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award
- Eric Kohn
‘Whose Streets?’: For the Charlottesville Resistance, this Documentary is Essential Cinema
As the nation reacts to the violence in Charlottesville, many are stunned by the hateful views that lurk beneath the country’s surface. One group that is unsurprised? Black people. African Americans have never forgotten America’s racist foundations, and never had the chance to turn a blind eye; they experience racism every day. Which why is a film like “Whose Streets?” — a documentary about the Ferguson protests, made by black filmmakers for black audiences — must be seen, celebrated, and heeded.
The film documents the genesis of the Black Lives Matter movement during 2013 demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., following the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. Piecing together shaky footage with more intimate interviews with movement leaders, director Sabaah Folayan and producer Damon Davis weave a tale of unrelenting power that feels like today’s news. The film’s authenticity is largely derived from the filmmakers, »
- Jude Dry
‘Miami’ Trailer: Sexy and Ambitious Tiff Drama Follows a Pair of Stripper Sisters on the Run — Watch
A heady mix of crime caper, neon dazzle, and American-ized dreams, all topped with a generous nod to movies like “Magic Mike” and “Showgirls,” Zaida Bergroth’s ambitious “Miami” appears to be taking the “stripper movie” into an entirely new direction. The filmmaker’s third feature — following festival favorites “The Good Son” and “The Last Cowboy Standing” — turns her keen eye for fraught familial relationships to something new: sisters.
“Miami” follows the glamorous Angela (Krista Kosonen), who arrives in a tiny Finnish town armed with her exotic dancer pals and her dazzling personality, only to get mixed up with some bad dudes after the show is over (one gets the sense that Angela is always just one big scrape away from disaster). Angela hightails it out of town, armed with a brand-new sidekick: her shy »
- Kate Erbland
Discover Everything Wrong With CinemaSins
There has a been a lot of chatter this week about the slightly controversial YouTube channel, CinemaSins. Very upfront about what it’s all about, the channel picks apart movies, and logs their flaws with a sin counter. They tally everything that either doesn’t make sense, or seems repetitive, or that is just too far gone for a person to appreciate or understand the first time they watch the film in question.
For some, CinemaSins can be a very entertaining platform.
Continue reading Discover Everything Wrong With CinemaSins at The Playlist. »
- Julia Teti
‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’: Ryan Reynolds & Samuel L. Jackson’s Charisma Can’t Save Action Comedy [Review]
For what it’s worth, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” might wind up being your dad’s favorite summer movie of 2017 — assuming he missed “Dunkirk,” of course. The fast-paced, liberally- violent, profanity-laced action-comedy starring charismatic A-listers Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson wields a loose, wacky late ’80s- early ’90s charm that, in the right moments, is very broad, goofy, and occasionally quite appealing. Often verging into explosive, cartoonish, but never overly gory or completely slapstick territory, and quick to shoot as many jokes as it busts out bullets, it’s easy to see why the newest film from director Patrick Hughes (“The Expendables 3“) may be catnip to an unassuming August crowd.
- Will Ashton
‘Super Troopers 2’ Release Date Revealed, While Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Moves Earlier
Stoner cinephiles often turn to the classics whenever April 20 rolls around, from mainstream comedies like “The Pineapple Express” to indie gems like Greg Araki’s “Smiley Face.” But April 20, 2018 is going to be the day hundreds of indie film fans (and marijuana lovers) actually spend their holiday in the movie theater.
Read More:‘Super Troopers 2’: Everything You Need to Know About the Long-Awaited Sequel
Broken Lizard founding member Steve Lemme recently sat down with Seven Days and pretty much revealed that the highly anticipated “Super Troopers 2” is arriving on April 20, 2018. The film wrapped production last month after a historic crowdfunding campaign raised $4.4 million.
“There is [a release date], but I can’t tell you what it is,” Lemme said. “Here’s what I can tell you: It’s springtime and there’s a very obvious date, which happens to fall on a Friday this year. It’s going to be our widest release. »
- Zack Sharf
Welcome to Hell: Close-Up on Camilo Restrepo's "Impression of a War"
Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Camilo Restrepo's Impression of a War (2015), is showing from August 10 - September 9, 2017 in most countries around the world as part of our Direct from Locarno series. “Why, why, why!” screamed a woman as she tore at the twisted and charred wreckage of a car in the hope of finding the body of her young daughter, whom she had left inside. The force of the blast hurled the remains of the vehicle into the front of a furniture store.—The New York Times, April 16, 1993In any event, ordinary Colombians celebrated the tenth anniversary of the slaying of their most famous billionaire criminal with little optimism that the car-bombings would ever cease. While the Colombian army and rightwing militia persist in murdering trade unionists, oppositional journalists, and leaders of the legal Left, the corrupted guerillas of [the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia] defiantly maintain Escobar’s »
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