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The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) is currently streaming on Netflix
Review by Stephen Tronicek
The first character that we’re introduced to in The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected), Noah Baumbach’s new best movie, ever is Danny (Adam Sandler) who feels like a pretty good representation of the film itself. As he drives around the streets of New York City, looking for a parking spot, his college-age daughter in tow, you see kindness in almost all of his actions. A need to please and connect with the young woman about to go off to college. And yet, every once in awhile, he snaps. Maybe it is the inability to actually find a parking spot, maybe it is the festering disconnect that he is having with his separated wife, maybe it is everything, but when push comes to shove Danny Meyerowitz screams f-words at drivers who can’t hear »
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Simon Brew Oct 16, 2017
In the light of revelations and allegations about Harvey Weinstein, surely this time Hollywood needs to change.
I got a letter the other day, that I’m not going to quote, but one that made fair points. The letter asked why Den Of Geek hadn’t really covered the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and it caught me, oddly, in the middle of piecing together a feature about what’s been happening over the past decades, but only come to prominence – and crucially been believed – over the past week or so.
Yet the truth is I’ve struggled with this one. On the one hand, we’ve never run ‘personal’ stories as a rule, and in particular, getting clicks off such reports feels wrong (I’m offsetting »
This article includes explicit description of an alleged sexual assault.
Everhart called into the Frosty, Heidi and Frank radio show on Friday morning, where she accused Weinstein of inappropriate behavior while she was on a private boat at the Venice Film Festival years ago.
"I had just arrived and I was sleeping. I was in my bed. I wake up, and Harvey is standing above my bed," she alleged. "Now, that alone is frightening." Everhart claimed that Weinstein had taken his pants off and was masturbating, and that he was also blocking the door.
"I can't get out," she said. "And then he says, 'You're a really nice girl. You shouldn't tell anybody about this.'"
"I told everybody on the boat, but nobody »
On Friday, the 44-year-old supermodel was the latest celebrity to release a statement admonishing Weinstein's alleged behavior and praising the women that have brought these grievances to light.
"I wish I could say that the horrible stories I read about Harvey Weinstein are a rare occurrence in our society, but that is simply not the case," says Klum. "We would be naive to think that this behavior only happens in Hollywood. This is one example of the more pervasive problem of the mistreatment of women around the world."
She goes on to admit that she too has been harassed over the course of her career, stating: "I think it »
As allegations mount against Harvey Weinstein, we’d like you to share your experiences of sexual abuse, harassment and abuse of power in the workplace
Thompson described Weinstein as “the top of a very particular iceberg” in “a system of harassment and belittling and bullying and interference” that has exposed a culture of silence in the film industry.
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- Carmen Fishwick and Guardian readers
Emma Thompson tells us the Harvey Weinstein allegations are just the tip of the iceberg of a wider and systemic problem in Hollywood pic.twitter.com/VDxswrUP5Z - BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) October 12, 2017 Emma Thompson spoke to BBC Newsnight about Harvey Weinstein this week, stressing that "we need to start talking about the crisis in masculinity." Thompson spoke openly about her experiences with Harvey, having briefly worked with him when Miramax had the rights to Nanny McPhee. "His bullying patterns also existed in his business world," Emma noted, adding that she found herself "shouting down the phone that I never wanted to work with him ever, ever, ever." Having called out Harvey's bully behavior, she added how he almost appeared frightened when they found themselves in a room together: "if you call a bully out, they tend to avoid you." Unsurprised by the recent sexual assault allegations against Harvey, Emma »
- Lucy Kenny
13 October 2017 7:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Like many of the women and men who have spoken out since the New York Times and New Yorker exposés unearthed decades of alleged sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of the powerful Hollywood movie mogul, the British actress says she didn't know about the accusations. She does, however, know firsthand about Weinstein's "bullying" behavior, which is why hearing the stories now doesn't come as a surprise.
His Miramax studio at one point »
- Jackie Strause
Actor says there are many men in Hollywood like the film mogul who has been accused of multiple sexual assaults
In a frank interview on BBC2’s Newsnight, the star of Nanny McPhee and Love Actually said the casting couch culture exposed in the past week was endemic and part of a systemic “public health” gender crisis that was endangering girls and women.
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- Patrick Greenfield and Lisa O'Carroll
Blake Lively is speaking out about her own "terrifying" experience of feeling violated in the workplace after numerous women have come forward -- including Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale and Gwyneth Paltrow -- alleging that they were either sexually harassed or assaulted by Harvey Weinstein.
The 30-year-old actress tells the Los Angeles Times that she worked with a male makeup artist that made her extremely uncomfortable on set. "He was saying things inappropriately, insisting on putting my lipstick on with his finger," Lively claims.
The Gossip Girl star says the sexual harassment only escalated.
“I was sleeping one night on location and I woke up and he was filming me,” she alleges. “I was clothed, but it was a very voyeuristic, terrifying thing to do.”
According to the Times story, Lively reported the alleged sexual harassment to producers but nothing »
Gabby and Lynette together again! Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman had a fun red carpet reunion on Thursday night at the Eva Longoria Foundation annual dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The former Desperate Housewives co-stars rocked matching black outfits posing together on the red carpet. They also dished to Et’s Deidre Behar about catching up five years after their hit show went off the air.
“I don't think I'm alone in adoring Eva,” Huffman, 54, told Et of her former colleague and longtime friend. “I think to know Eva is to adore her. She has an inner light that shines out. All she cares about is helping people and lifting up the world and she's a great friend. And she's stayed real throughout this whole thing, she's a force of nature and she's still the girl next door.”
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Longoria, 42, opened up about the work she’s doing with the [link=nm »
Sitting down with CNNMoney's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday, the Grace and Frankie star said she's "glad" the sexual harassment accusations are coming out and she's "so proud of those fellow actors that are speaking up."
"I know that it’s taken a long time. It’s a very, very, very, hard thing to do. You don’t get anything out of it as the person who has been victimized. But it’s important that it come out," Fonda said.
Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct and sexual assault by dozens of women who have come forth over the last week, with allegations stretching back over three decades.
However, the 79-year-old actress »
Tom Hanks has never worked with Harvey Weinstein. But that isn't stopping him from speaking out on what is happening in Hollywood at the moment. After decades of sexual harassment and assault came to light against Harvey Weinstein this week, high profile women and men both have been speaking out against his atrocious behavior. Today, a new statement was released by Ryan Gosling, condemning the former Weinstein Company chairman's history of sexual assault, as Tom Hanks offered his thoughts on the matter, along with Emma Thompson giving a new interview. While two more actresses share their personal stories of harassment and abuse at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, Kate Beckinsale and Claire Forlani. First, here's what Tom Hanks had to say about Harvey Weinstein in a new interview, when asked why Hollywood sheltered his abusive behavior for so long.
"Well, that's a really good question and isn't it part and »
Updated Oct. 13: Producer Stephen Woolley reacts to Thompson interview, talks about Weinstein
“I didn’t know about these things but they don’t surprise me at all and they are endemic to the system anyway,” she said. “What I find extraordinary is that this man is at the top of a very particular iceberg. He’s a Predator. What he is top of the ladder of, is a system of harassment and belittling and bullying and interference.”
She said she had angry run-ins with Weinstein when negotiating over “Nanny McPhee” rights, and applauded the women who have spoken out against the Hollywood producer »
- Stewart Clarke
Emma Thompson comes out swinging in a new interview with “BBC Newsnight”, blasting Weinstein as a “predator.” “I didn’t know about these things, but they don’t surprise me at all, and they’re endemic to the system,” Thompson, 58, said during the interview. “What I find sort of extraordinary is that this man is at the […] »
- Brent Furdyk
On Thursday, the Oscar winner spoke out against the movie mogul — adding that he’s hardly the only male in Hollywood who has allegedly abused his position of power over women.
“I didn’t know about these things, but they don’t surprise me at all, and they’re endemic to the system,” Thompson, 58, said during an interview with BBC Newsnight.
“What I find sort of extraordinary is that this man is at the top of a very particular iceberg, you know he’s — I don’t think you can describe him as a ‘sex addict, »
- Maria Pasquini
Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson calls Harvey Weinstein a predator in a new interview with the BBC, and says the disgraced Miramax co-founder is just “the top of a very particular iceberg.” In the interview set to air later today on BBC Newsnight, the Howards End actress says harassment is “endemic” to the Hollywood system, and that Weinstein is “at the top of the ladder of a system of harassment and belittling and bullying and interference and what my mother would… »
The British Film Institute and Women in Film & TV industry group weighed in Wednesday on the Harvey Weinstein scandal, describing it as an appalling consequence of the lack of gender parity in the entertainment world. British government culture secretary Karen Bradley said the accusations against the legendary Hollywood producer were “very disturbing.”
Funding organization BFI plays a central role in British film and said accounts of Weinstein’s allegedly abusive behavior would not have taken as long to emerge if the industry had a better gender balance. The institute recently published a study highlighting issues affecting the U.K. film business, including gender and diversity.
“We wholeheartedly support those brave enough to come forward and speak out,” the BFI said in a statement on the unfolding scandal surrounding Weinstein. It added that “the film industry urgently needs more women represented on every level, on and off screen. We don’t believe this situation would have taken so long »
- Stewart Clarke
Noah Baumbach makes family movies that feel lived in – the kind that banter, bristle and sometimes bleed. The real kind. To the company of The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding and While We're Young, you can add The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), a literate New York comedy of bad family manners in which Baumbach rarely sends out a line of dialogue without a sting in its tail.
The film plays like a series of New Yorker short stories bound by blood ties. The Meyerowitz clan lives »
Rebecca Miller on being in Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected): "It's not like I'm going to start acting now. I just did it because of Noah." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected), a highlight of the New York Film Festival, has a terrific ensemble cast including Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Marvel, Ben Stiller, Grace Van Patten, Judd Hirsch, Candice Bergen, Michael Chernus, and Rebecca Miller.
Rebecca Miller, whose documentary on her father, Arthur Miller: Writer, is also screening during this year's festival, took on the role of Loretta (named after Loretta Young or Loretta Lynn, we wondered, and if Maureen came from Maureen O'Hara) in her friend Noah Baumbach's latest. Adam Sandler is Danny, one of the Meyerowitz sons.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Welcome back to another Backstage roundup of news from stage and screen. We’ll be looking at stars of tomorrow, long hours today, and what Brexit will bring in years to come. But first, let’s look at some casting news for Shakespeare on screen. BBC lures a star cast for “Lear”.Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins are to reunite for the BBC’s upcoming “King Lear”. They lead an all-star cast including Emily Watson, Christopher Eccleston, Jim Broadbent, and Jim Carter. Adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, the screen “King Lear” is a BBC co-production with Amazon Studios and begins filming this month, arriving on BBC Two in 2018. Hopkins and Thompson have on-screen history, having previously starred in Oscar-nominated films “The Remains of the Day” and “Howard's End”. Richard Eyre and Emma Thompson are also fast friends and workmates, the two having just finished shooting “The Children Act”, an »
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