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First teaser trailer for hacker thriller Assassination Nation

Coinciding with its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, a teaser trailer has arrived online for writer-director Sam Levinson’s upcoming thriller Assassination Nation which stars Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra, Bella Thorne, Bill Skarsgard, Joel McHale, Colman Domingo, Maude Apatow, and Melanie Lynskey; check it out here…

“An anonymous hacker begins to terrorize a small town by releasing the most private and personal information of its residents until gossip turns to hysteria and hysteria leads to violence.”

Via Deadline

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The Best Female Movie Performances of 2017

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The Best Female Movie Performances of 2017
It’s been a difficult year for conversations about women in the film industry, with revelations about sexual assault changing conversations about the nature of the entertainment world that should’ve been resolved long ago. Fortunately, no matter the challenges facing the business of making movies, women get the last laugh in front of the camera. This has been a rousing year for female leads, and not only because we’re finally seeing a plethora of strong women characters dominating some of the best movies of the year. Setting aside that obvious need, some of the best performances of the year were simply memorable characters that looked and sounded like nothing we’ve seen before. Here are some of the biggest highlights.

16. Melanie Lynskey, “i don’t feel at home in this world anymore.”

A strong blend of dark comedy and crime thriller, Macon Blair’s directorial debut lives and
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Call Me By Your Name and Get Out win big at the 2017 Gotham Awards

The winners of the 2017 Gotham Awards were announced last night, with Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name taking home the top prize of Best Feature, as well as the Breakthrough Actor award for Timothee Chalamet.

It was also a good night for Get Out, which received Breakthrough Director Award (Jordan Peele), Best Screenplay (Jordan Peele) and the Audience Award, while James Franco (The Disaster Artist) and Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) were named Best Actor and Best Actress respectively.

Check out a full list of the nominations, with the winners in red…

Best Feature

Call Me By Your Name

Luca Guadagnino, director; Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Florida Project

Sean Baker, director; Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou, producers (A24)

Get Out

Jordan Peele, director; Sean McKittrick,
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Gotham Awards 2017: Complete Winners List

Gotham Awards 2017: Complete Winners List
And we’re off to the races! The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) officially kicked off the 2017-18 awards season with this evening’s 27th Annual Gotham Awards, which took place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City and were hosted by John Cameron Mitchell.

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” proved to be the night’s biggest winner, with three wins, including Best Screenplay, the Audience Award, and Breakthrough Director. Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name” proved victorious in the Best Feature category, winning out against a stacked list of competitors. Earlier in the night, star Timothee Chalamet won the Breakthrough Actor award for his star-making turn in the romance.

The ceremony’s nomination list was studded with some of the year’s most beloved indies, including “Get Out,” “Call Me by Your Name,” Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” Kogonada’s “Columbus,” and Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project.
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Nycc Offers First Details For the New Stephen King Show ‘Castle Rock’

New York Comic-Con 2017 was, as always, a success. The energy of the con is infectious. Seeing people be themselves, yet wearing costumes of a plethora of pop culture icons, is truly a sight to behold. In the tumultuous world we all currently find ourselves in, a group of diverse individuals come together to celebrate not only pop-culture and nerdisms, but life itself. If only the planet earth could be more like Comic-Con, we’d live in more peaceful and blissful utopia, or at the least a much nerdier world.

Just being at New York Comic-Con is a lucky situation we find ourselves in every October. We are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to talk to actors, directors, producers, artists, and creators about their new projects. We are offered unique opportunities to hear about projects before details have hit the internet. This year was no different. We had the pleasure
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It Star Bill Skarsgard Will Play a Shawshank Prisoner in Stephen King's Castle Rock

Bill Skarsgard, the actor who played Pennywise the Clown in It, is also set to co-star in the Stephen King and J.J. Abrams' Hulu series Castle Rock.

The series is built around the universe that Stephen King has built in his books and will feature all kinds of elements and characters from his stories that fans are familiar with. Thanks to Flickering Myth, we now know who Skarsgard is playing in the film. He's going to play a prisoner in the Shawshank correctional facility.

"Instead of playing a killer clown as he did in It, this time around Skarsgard portrays a prisoner at Shawshank, who is directly connected with André Holland’s Henry Deaver, a death-row attorney."

I know some fans thought that because the actor played Pennywise in It that he might have something to do with that in the series, but that's not the case. I actually
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Exclusive Interview: Castle Rock cast and creators talk about new Stephen King series

With Castle Rock coming to Hulu next year, the cast and creators of the show took a break from production on the fifth episode of the 10-part series to come on down to New York Comic Con f0r a panel at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Beforehand, however, Flickering Myth had the pleasure of asking a few questions to stars Bill Skarsgård, Melanie Lynskey and Andre Holland, as well as executive producers and masterminds behind the Stephen King-inspired show, Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw.

The show takes place in Castle Rock, Maine, a common setting for many of King’s works (including Needful Things, The Dead Zone, Cujo and more), which Shaw describes as “the worst luck town in the world.” Between “two serial killers, a homicidal rabid dog [and] demonic trucks,” the town is an “archaeological site” of sorts “where there are horrors, nightmares and stories behind every door.” Each
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Exclusive: Castle Rock and It star Bill Skarsgård hasn’t met Stephen King yet

The following is an excerpt from Justin Cook’s interview with the cast and creators of Castle Rock at New York Comic Con…

It’s safe to say that 2017 has been a good year for Bill Skarsgård. Not only has the young actor’s name been on the rise ever since starring as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in Andy Muschietti’s hugely successful adaptation of Stephen King’s It, but he’s also currently shooting Hulu’s Castle Rock, an anthology series that brings together a number of King’s works set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine.

Clearly, Skarsgård has King to thank for much of his success, but as it turns out (as of Sunday, October 8th), the actor and best-selling author still have yet to meet.

Flickering Myth spoke to Skarsgård at New York Comic Con and asked him what it was like having his
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Get Out leads nominations for 2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards

The nominations for the 27th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards have been announced today, with Jordan Peele’s acclaimed directorial feature Get Out leading the pack with nods in four categories – Best Feature, Breakthrough Director (Peele), Best Screenplay (Peele) and Best Actor.

Get Out will contest the Best Feature award against Call Me By Your Name (three nominations in total), The Florida Project (three nominations in total), Good Time (two nominations in total) and I, Tonya (two nominations in total).

Via Deadline, here’s a full list of the nominations…

Best Feature

Call Me By Your Name

Luca Guadagnino, director; Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Florida Project

Sean Baker, director; Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou, producers (A24)

Get Out

Jordan Peele, director; Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H.
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Gotham Awards Analysis: ‘Get Out’ Is a Serious Awards Season Contender, ‘Wonder Wheel’ Is Shut Out, and More

Gotham Awards Analysis: ‘Get Out’ Is a Serious Awards Season Contender, ‘Wonder Wheel’ Is Shut Out, and More
The Gotham Awards aren’t exactly Oscar prognosticators, but a nomination builds early momentum for the long haul ahead; being left out at this stage is not good. Jordan Peele’s box-office hit “Get Out,” which led the field with four nominations (read full nominations list here), affirmed its status as a serious player. So did three hot fall festival contenders that received three nominations each: Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” (A24) and Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name” (Sony Pictures Classics), both upcoming, and Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” (A24), which is now in limited release.

Read More:2017 Gotham Awards Nominations: ‘Get Out’ Leads Pack, ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Also Break Out

Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” landed a special jury prize for ensemble performance. That’s significant, because while the Netflix Sundance pickup played well at festivals, its large and superb cast, much like Best Picture winner “Spotlight,
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Gotham Awards Analysis: ‘Get Out’ Is a Serious Awards Season Contender, ‘Wonder Wheel’ Is Shut Out, and More

Gotham Awards Analysis: ‘Get Out’ Is a Serious Awards Season Contender, ‘Wonder Wheel’ Is Shut Out, and More
The Gotham Awards aren’t exactly Oscar prognosticators, but a nomination builds early momentum for the long haul ahead; being left out at this stage is not good. Jordan Peele’s box-office hit “Get Out,” which led the field with four nominations (read full nominations list here), affirmed its status as a serious player. So did three hot fall festival contenders that received three nominations each: Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” (A24) and Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name” (Sony Pictures Classics), both upcoming, and Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” (A24), which is now in limited release.

Read More:2017 Gotham Awards Nominations: ‘Get Out’ Leads Pack, ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Also Break Out

Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” landed a special jury prize for ensemble performance. That’s significant, because while the Netflix Sundance pickup played well at festivals, its large and superb cast, much like Best Picture winner “Spotlight,
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Gotham Awards 2017: Nods for Greta Gerwig, “Fleabag,” “Better Things,” & More

Gerwig’s “Lady Bird

Nominations for the 2017 Gotham Awards are in. While Greta Gerwig and Maggie Betts are both up for the Breakthrough Director Award for “Lady Bird” and “Novitiate,” respectively, none of the five films nominated for Best Feature are helmed by a woman. Plus, the Sabaah Folayan-co-directed “Whose Streets?” is the only film from a woman filmmaker nominated for Best Documentary. This marks a decrease from last year, which saw one narrative and two docs from women filmmakers receive nods.

Both coming-of-age stories, “Lady Bird” centers on a Catholic school student itching to get out of her hometown, Sacramento, CA, while “Novitiate” is about a secular-raised young woman who decides to become a nun. “Whose Streets?” spotlights the death of Michael Brown Jr. and the social movement it inspired.

Gerwig also picked up a nomination for writing “Lady Bird,” and the comedy’s star, Saoirse Ronan, will compete for the Best Actress award.

As compared to the film categories, women fared dramatically better in the Gotham TV nominations. Sixty percent, or three of the five, long form series nods went to women-created or co-created fare: Pamela Adlon’s “Better Things,” Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag,” and Sarah-Violet Bliss’ “Search Party.” All of those titles are dark half-hour comedies led by women. Meanwhile, 80 percent, or four of the five, short form nominations went to series from female creators: Kate Berlant’s “555,” Zoe Cassavetes’ “Junior,” Sarah Salovaara’s “Let Me Die a Nun,” and Nancy Andrews’ “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes.”

A committee of critics, journalists, fest organizers, and film curators picked this year’s Gotham nominees. The awards ceremony will be November 27 in New York City. Special tributes will also be given to Nicole Kidman and her “Beguiled” director, Sofia Coppola, among others.

All of the female Gotham Award nominees are below. List adapted from The Hollywood Reporter. (Note: When a male co-creator or co-director’s name is present, the woman’s name is in bold.)

Best Documentary

Whose Streets?

Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis, directors; Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis, Jennifer MacArthur, Flannery Miller, producers (Magnolia Pictures)

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Maggie Betts for Novitiate (Sony Pictures Classics)

Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird (A24)

Best Screenplay

The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (Amazon Studios)

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig (A24)

Best Actress

Melanie Lynskey in I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Netflix)

Haley Lu Richardson in Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)

Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (Neon)

Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird (A24)

Lois Smith in Marjorie Prime (FilmRise)

Breakthrough Actor

Mary J. Blige in Mudbound (Netflix)

Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project (A24)

Breakthrough Series — Long Form

Better Things

Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K., creators; Dave Becky, M. Blair Breard, Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon, executive producers (FX Networks)

Fleabag

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator; Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, executive producers (Amazon)

Search Party

Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, creators; Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, executive producers (TBS)

Breakthrough Series — Short Form

555

Kate Berlant, Andrew DeYoung and John Early, creators (Vimeo)

Junior

Zoe Cassavetes, creator (Blackpills and Vice)

Let Me Die a Nun

Sarah Salovaara, creator (Vimeo)

The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes

Nancy Andrews, creator (YouTube)

Gotham Awards 2017: Nods for Greta Gerwig, “Fleabag,” “Better Things,” & More was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘The Florida Project’ & More Lead 2017 Gotham Award Nominations

Despite the insanity of announcing year-end award nominations with still well over two months to go in 2017, we have to give it to the annual Ifp Gotham Awards for being more on-point than most trophy ceremonies this season.

They’ve now unveiled the nominations for their 27th edition and leading the pack is Jordan Peele’s social thriller Get Out. Also among the stellar group of Best Feature nominations are Call Me by Your Name, The Florida Project, I, Tonya, and Good Time.

Check out the full list of nominations below, including Columbus, Ex Libris, Rat Film, Lady Bird, Marjorie Prime, and more of the best films of the year. If The Academy takes just a few notes from this group come next year, we’ll be mightily pleased.

Best Feature

Call Me by Your Name

The Florida Project

Get Out

Good Time

I, Tonya

Best Documentary

Ex Libris – The
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‘Get Out’ Leads 2017 Gotham Awards Nominations

‘Get Out’ Leads 2017 Gotham Awards Nominations
Get Out,” writer-director Jordan Peele’s surprise smash of a scary movie, led the pack of nominations for the 2017 Gotham Awards, Independent Filmmaker Project’s annual ceremony honoring indie film.

Get Out” scored a nod for best feature, along with nominations for breakthrough director, best screenplay, and best actor (Daniel Kaluuya). Other nominees for the top feature award were Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project,” Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Good Time,” and Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya.”

Nominated titles to score three nods apiece included Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” (breakthrough director and best screenplay for Gerwig, plus an acting nom for Saoirse Ronan);”Call Me by Your Name” (feature, screenplay, and breakthrough actor for Timothee Chalamet); Kogonada’s “Columbus” (director, screenplay, and actress Haley Lu Richardson), and “The Florida Project” (feature, actor for Willem Dafoe, and breakthrough actor for Brooklynn Prince).

Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” earned a breakthrough
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2017 Gotham Awards Nominations: ‘Get Out’ Leads Pack, ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Also Break Out

2017 Gotham Awards Nominations: ‘Get Out’ Leads Pack, ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Also Break Out
Consider awards season officially started. The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp), the nation’s premier member organization of independent storytellers, has announced the nominees for its 27th Annual Ifp Gotham Awards. For 2017, ten competitive awards will be presented to independent features and series.

This year’s nominees are lead by Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” which pulled in four nominations (including Best Feature, Breakthrough Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor), but the breakout debut is trailed by four other hot contenders, each with three nominations to their name. Those include Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” Kogonada’s “Columbus,” and Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project.”

The Gothams also heaped nomination glory on other films that are expected to contend this season, including Craig Gillespie’ “I, Tonya,” the Safdie brothers’ “Good Time,” and Dee Rees’ “Mudbound,” which will be receiving a special ensemble awards.
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It's Bill Skarsgard Has a New Stephen King Project Coming, and It Looks Absolutely Chilling

If American Horror Story and Lost had a baby, and then that baby had another baby with Stephen King, it would probably look something like Hulu's upcoming TV series Castle Rock. The drama is from executive producer J.J. Abrams and the twisted mind of King, who's been using the fictional town of Castle Rock as a setting for a number of his novels over the years (The Dead Zone, Doctor Sleep, Revival). Although any specifics about the show are still under wraps, we do have a few ideas about where it's headed and who we'll see on screen. Judging from the first trailer, above, the series will intertwine characters and themes from King's body of work, which we get a hint of in the trailer's last shot (which shows a sinking car with a "Department of Maine Corrections, Shawshank" sticker on the trunk, wink wink). The show also boasts a
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Castle Rock Trailer: Stephen King & J.J. Abrams Join for Hulu Original

Enter the chilling world of Castle Rock, the new Hulu Original drama series from Executive Producer J.J. Abrams (Lost, The Force Awakens) and the mind of Stephen King.

Castle Rock is a horror anthology series that takes place in the town where many of King’s most famous stories take place. Abrams' Bad Robot also produced Stephen King's 11/22/63 for Hulu in 2015.

the series stars André Holland (The Knick), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Jane Levy (Suburgatory), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), and Terry O’Quinn (Lost).

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Castle Rock: First Look Video Unveiled by Hulu

"You have no idea what's happening here, do you?" Hulu has just unveiled a first look at their upcoming TV show Castle Rock.From Jj Abrams and Stephen King, the psychological horror drama “combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.” The cast includes Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Terry O'Quinn, Melanie Lynskey, and Jane Levy.Read More…
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Castle Rock 2nd trailer debuts at Nycc

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In a past episode of channel control, we talked about a show named Castle Rock. This upcoming 10 episode Hulu original series is a psychological thriller anthology and will be based off the fictional town of the Castle Rock, Maine which has been used in numerous Stephen King Novels. The town has been used as the back drop for The Dead Zone, Cujo, Needful Things, and at least 8 other stories by Mr. King. The town has even been mentioned in over 20 stories including Creepshow, The Stand, Gerald’s Game, & 11/22/63.

In the first teaser, we hear multiple voice-overs as the names of books, movies, or characters from his stories are shown on the screen. It ends with a dark map of the North-Eastern Us and the words Castle Rock across the screen. It’s pretty much standard fare for a teaser, which is nothing more than “Hey! We’re making a show.
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