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New to Streaming: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Phoenix,’ ‘Wormwood,’ ‘The Unknown Girl,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan)

In the hours since viewing Dunkirk – the newest film from surprisingly divisive blockbuster director Christopher Nolan – one sensory recollection has stuck out above all others. Every time that British spitfire pilot Farrier (Tom Hardy) accelerates or banks his plane, the soundtrack fills with the noise of metallic rattling, an uncomfortable chorus of knocks and pings that lets you know exactly how much stress and force are
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Marvel & Stitcher team for ‘Wolverine: The Long Night’ scripted podcast

Marvel New Media and podcast listening service/content network Stitcher have announced they’re teaming up for Wolverine: The Long Night, the first-ever Marvel scripted podcast, launching in spring 2018. The 10-episode series will be available exclusively on Stitcher Premium until fall 2018, when it will see a wide release across all podcast platforms.

The show’s cast includes notable actors Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Bob Balaban (Moonrise Kingdom) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Mr. Robot). Also cast in the series are actors Zoe Chao, Chaske Spencer, Jordan Bridges, David Call, Michael J. Burg and Lannon Killia. Chris Gethard, host of the popular Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, also will make a cameo appearance.

Wolverine: The Long Night follows agents Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh) as they arrive in the fictional town of Burns, Alaska, to investigate a series of murders and quickly discover the
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‘Wormwood’ Trailer: Errol Morris Takes Peter Sarsgaard Down a LSD-Laden CIA Rabbit Hole

After the quaint, touching documentary The B-Side from earlier this year, director Errol Morris is back with a more ambitious undertaking: a six-part Netflix series or (depending who you talk to) a film. Clocking in at 241 minutes and described as “a twisting, evolving story of one man’s sixty-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death, “Peter Sarsgaard leads the project, which combines Morris’ documentary approach with a narrative.

Ahead of a release on Netflix on December 15, the first trailer has arrived, which mixes LSD, the CIA, and mind control along with a number of directorial techniques. Also starring Molly Parker, Christian Camargo, Scott Shepherd, Tim Blake Nelson, Bob Balaban, Jimmi Simpson, and Michael Chernus see the trailer for your new Netflix obsession below.

Directed by boundary-breaking filmmaker Errol Morris, Wormwood explores the limits of knowledge about the past and the lengths we’ll go in our search for the truth.
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‘Wormwood’ Trailer: Errol Morris’ Netflix Movie May Not Be a Documentary, but You Need to See It Anyway — Watch

  • Indiewire
Depending on who you ask, “Wormwood” isn’t a documentary. But it is a new project from nonfiction master Errol Morris, making it a must-see regardless of which genre you consider it a part of. Netflix has released a new trailer for the film deemed too episodic by the Academy to qualify for the Best Documentary category. Watch it below.

Read More:Is Errol Morris’s ‘Wormwood’ a Documentary? Netflix Says Yes, Oscars Say No

Touching on a range of subjects — the CIA, mind control, LCD, even Peter Sarsgaard — that are connected in ways only Morris could fathom, “Wormwood” is described by Netflix as a “twisting, evolving story of one man’s sixty-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death.” (Lest you feel too bad about the whole Oscar thing, know that Morris won the award for “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara.
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CIA Experiments, Conspiracies and a Mysterious Death: Inside Netflix’s New True Crime Series

CIA Experiments, Conspiracies and a Mysterious Death: Inside Netflix’s New True Crime Series
Netflix’s upcoming docuseries Wormwood mixes fiction and nonfiction to investigate a thicket of decades-long conspiracy theories around the CIA — and how one family may have paid the price for the agency’s secrets.

But to Errol Morris, its Oscar-winning director, Wormwood‘s key mystery is fairly simple.

“It’s a room,” he tells People of the six-part series, exclusively previewed above. “When you boil it all down, there’s a room in this hotel on Seventh Avenue in New York overlooking the old Penn Station. Just after Thanksgiving 1953, Frank Olson, an Army scientist, goes out a window 13 floors onto the pavement below.
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Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ to Open 2018 Berlin Film Festival

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ to Open 2018 Berlin Film Festival
The 2018 Berlin Film Festival has announced it will open with the world premiere of Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” on February 15. The film will mark Anderson’s third trip to Berlin’s Competition section, following “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” and The Grand Budapest Hotel,” the latter of which opened the 64th Berlin Film Festival in 2014 and won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.

Read More:Wes Anderson Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

Isle of Dogs” will be the first animated movie to open the Berlin Film Festival in its 68-year history. The film is set in Megasaki City after a decree from Mayor Kobayashi expels all canines to an island garbage-dump. 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi flies to “Trash Island” in search of his bodyguard dog Spots, and so begins an epic journey that will decide the fate of the entire city.

The voice cast
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Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ to Open 2018 Berlin Film Festival

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ to Open 2018 Berlin Film Festival
The world premiere of Wes Anderson’s animated “Isle of Dogs” will open the 2018 Berlin Film Festival, the first animated movie to do so in Berlinale history.

It will be whimsical auteur Anderson’s fourth film in competition at the Berlinale, following “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2002), “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou” (2005), and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014). “The Grand Budapest Hotel” also opened the Berlin Film Festival and won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.

“I’m most delighted that Wes Anderson will kick off the Berlinale competition again,” festival director Dieter Kosslick said Monday. “‘Isle of Dogs’ will be the first animated film to open the festival, a film that will capture audiences’ hearts with its Wes Anderson charm.”

Isle of Dogs” is scheduled for release in U.S. cinemas March 23, 2018. Internationally, the film will open in cinemas from April 2018.

Fox Searchlight is distributing the film, which is produced by Indian Paintbrush and which, like [link=tt
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Wes Anderson’s Animated Film ‘Isle of Dogs’ To Open 2018 Berlin Film Festival

The 68th Berlin International Film Festival will open at the Berlinale Palast on February 15, 2018 with the world premiere of Wes Anderson’s animated film Isle of Dogs.

Anderson has previously presented three films in the Berlinale Competition: The Royal Tenenbaums (2002), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2005), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) which opened the 64th Berlin International Film Festival and won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.

“I’m most delighted that Wes Anderson will kick off the Berlinale Competition again. Isle of Dogs will be the first animated film to open the Festival – a film that will capture audiences’ hearts with its Wes Anderson charm,” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.

Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, Atari sets off alone in a miniature
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Trailer: Isle Of Dogs

Wes Anderson is back and he's bringing dogs with him. Isle Of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly found mongrel friends, he begins and epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture. Isle Of Dogs is directed by Wes Anderson and stars Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Kunichi Numura, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B.
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Ghost World

One of the best literary adaptions in many a moon, director Terry Zwigoff finds just the right tone for Daniel Clowes’s sweet and sour graphic novel about two teenage misfits (deftly inhabited by Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson) and their oddball friendship with a misanthropic record collector played to a T by Steve Buscemi. The parade of oddballs who flesh out the story are a memorable lot including Bob Balaban and Illeana Douglas as a moonstruck art teacher.
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Doc NYC 2017: 13 Films We Can’t Wait to See At the Festival, From ‘EuroTrump’ to ‘David Bowie: The Last Five Years’

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Doc NYC 2017: 13 Films We Can’t Wait to See At the Festival, From ‘EuroTrump’ to ‘David Bowie: The Last Five Years’
New York City’s annual Doc NYC festival kicks off this week, including a full-to-bursting slate of some of this year’s most remarkable documentaries. If you’ve been looking to beef up on your documentary consumption, Doc NYC is the perfect chance to check out a wide variety of some of the year’s best fact-based features. Ahead, we pick out 14 of our most anticipated films from the fest, including some awards contenders, a handful of buzzy debuts, and a number of festival favorites. Take a look and start filling up your schedule now.

Doc NYC runs November 9 – 16 in New York City.

EuroTrump

Donald Trump may seem like a sui generis figure, a one-of-a-kind monster who was forged in a perfect storm of racism, tweets, and chaos, but history suggests that he’s really just a new breed of an old type. You don’t even have to look
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‘Family Guy’: The Best Parodies of Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Michael Bay in ‘Three Directors’ Episode

‘Family Guy’: The Best Parodies of Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Michael Bay in ‘Three Directors’ Episode
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Family Guy” Season 16, Episode 5, “Three Directors.”]

At the end of three back-to-back-to-back parodies of Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Michael Bay’s respective works, Peter Griffin asks Lois “which director thing was your favorite?” “Honestly, I didn’t care for the episode,” she says, right before the credits end, production titles pop up, and another episode of “Family Guy” fades into the ether with the nearly 300 others.

And if we’re being honest, we’re with Lois. “Three Directors” is introduced by Peter, speaking straight to camera, explaining that they decided to “ask” three Hollywood directors to tell their version of the same story: Peter gets fired.

Read More:All the ‘Stranger Things’ Characters, Ranked from Worst to Best

It’s not that the seemingly random spoofs from “the three who did not say no immediately” were unwanted; sure, the most recent movie from any of them was Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” — and that was
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‘Family Guy’: The Best Parodies of Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Michael Bay in ‘Three Directors’ Episode

‘Family Guy’: The Best Parodies of Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Michael Bay in ‘Three Directors’ Episode
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Family Guy” Season 16, Episode 5, “Three Directors.”]

At the end of three back-to-back-to-back parodies of Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Michael Bay’s respective works, Peter Griffin asks Lois “which director thing was your favorite?” “Honestly, I didn’t care for the episode,” she says, right before the credits end, production titles pop up, and another episode of “Family Guy” fades into the ether with the nearly 300 others.

And if we’re being honest, we’re with Lois. “Three Directors” is introduced by Peter, speaking straight to camera, explaining that they decided to “ask” three Hollywood directors to tell their version of the same story: Peter gets fired.

Read More:All the ‘Stranger Things’ Characters, Ranked from Worst to Best

It’s not that the seemingly random spoofs from “the three who did not say no immediately” were unwanted; sure, the most recent movie from any of them was Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” — and that was
See full article at Indiewire »

Oscars: Netflix and Errol Morris Defy Convention With Hybrid Doc ‘Wormwood’

Oscars: Netflix and Errol Morris Defy Convention With Hybrid Doc ‘Wormwood’
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris has “run afoul” of the film Academy before, he jokes. After all, his unconventional 1988 cinematic investigation “The Thin Blue Line” apparently violated unspoken dogma within the documentary community that year, yielding one of the most egregious snubs in Oscar history.

Nevertheless, he’s ready to test the organization’s boundaries once again this year, and he’s found an apt partner in a trailblazing platform that’s no stranger to upsetting industry status quo.

Netflix will release Morris’ “Wormwood” as a four-hour, six-part event on the streaming site on Dec. 15. But following the series’ world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in September, the director has prepared a non-episodic theatrical version with a single intermission, Variety has learned. Netflix plans to submit that version to the film Academy, and not only for documentary feature consideration, but for all other categories as well.

That in and of itself is not uncommon. But what makes
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Canon Of Film: ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’

In this edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look at Steven Spielberg‘s sci-fi classic, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind‘ for it’s recent 40th anniversary. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

Director/Screenplay: Steven Spielberg

Close Encounters of the Third Kind‘ is an accomplishment is tension-building and then, pulling off an ending that actually matched the amount of tension we had. The first part of that, is tough, the second part is damn-near impossible. ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ kinda unfairly gets ranked as that, other sci-fi film Steven Spielberg did after ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial‘, and hell, I might rank it third and put ‘Minority Report‘ above both of them some days, but it doesn’t play like a sci-fi film. It plays more like a conspiracy theory thriller, an Altermanesque multi-narrative with divergent parts,
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Oscar Season’s Secret Weapon: How the Hamptons International Film Festival Has Influenced Fall Movies For 25 Years

At the first edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival in 1993, the programmers landed an event that instantly made it stand out: a conversation between Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. “That helped show the community we were for real,” artistic director David Nugent said in an interview. Twenty-five years later, nobody’s doubting Hiff’s bonafides.

Over the decades, the festival has settled into its early October weekend slot, traditionally overlapping with the New York Film Festival. That gives the exclusive Suffolk County gathering an edge during the awards season, which launches in the cozy mountains of Telluride and takes flight in Toronto. But Hiff provides the first opportunity for many Oscar hopefuls to reach Academy members and other influencers away from the mayhem of a crowded, industry-oriented festival scene.

“A lot of studios have seen the opportunity here,” said Hiff executive director Anne Chaisson, but it certainly hasn’t
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Trailer Buzz: Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs,' James Corden is 'Peter Rabbit' and an 'Earth' Sequel

  • Movies.com
Here's a trailer roundup focused on upcoming movies about animals:   Isle of Dogs Wes Anderson's next stop-motion animated feature, Isle of Dogs, follows a pack of canine characters as they're banished to an island of trash. Bryan Cranston voices their leader, Chief, while Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum and Bob Balaban play the rest of the main group, who help a young Japanese boy (Koyu Rankin) search for his missing pup. The dystopian sci-fi movie features an even bigger star-studded voice cast, including Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand and Greta Gerwig, and now has a very funny, very Wes Anderson-y trailer with its showcase of obscure '60s psychedelic group The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band on the...

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Trailer Buzz: Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs,' James Corden is 'Peter Rabbit' and an 'Earth' Sequel

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Here's a trailer roundup focused on upcoming movies about animals:   Isle of Dogs Wes Anderson's next stop-motion animated feature, Isle of Dogs, follows a pack of canine characters as they're banished to an island of trash. Bryan Cranston voices their leader, Chief, while Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum and Bob Balaban play the rest of the main group, who help a young Japanese boy (Koyu Rankin) search for his missing pup. The dystopian sci-fi...

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Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs gets a first trailer and new poster

The first trailer and a new poster have arrived online for director Wes Anderson’s stop-animation feature film Isle of Dogs, and we have them for you here…

Isle Of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Isle of Dogs is set for release on March 23rd in the States and on March 30th in the UK and features a voice cast that includes Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton,
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Isle of Dogs Trailer: Wes Anderson's New Stop-Motion Adventure

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Isle of Dogs Trailer: Wes Anderson's New Stop-Motion Adventure
If you love The Fantastic Mr. Fox, then boy do we have a treat for you. The first trailer has arrived for Wes Anderson's second feature-length stop-motion animated adventure Isle of Dogs. The voice cast brings back some of Wes Anderson's favorite actors. And as you can see in the teaser below, courtesy of Fox Seacrhlight, this isn't quite like anything we've ever seen before. Here's the official synopsis.

"Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
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