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American Hustle – review

22 December 2013 2:04 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

David O Russell's anarchic comedy based on a 70s real-life scam expertly recreates the excesses of the era

Cinematic claims of authenticity are intriguing and almost always misleading. Back in the 70s, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was advertised with the tag line: "It happened!" (it didn't), while in the 90s the Coen brothers opened their crime drama Fargo with the words: "This is a true story" (it wasn't). In 2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats assured audiences that "more of this is true than you would believe". Now into the great canon of enigmatic obfuscations comes American Hustle, which begins with the words: "Some of this actually happened."

"This" turns out to be a serio-comic tall tale (bearing the whiff of the shaggy dog) with one toe in the real-life "Abscam" operation in which the FBI used a con artist and a fake sheikh to entrap corrupt public officials in »

- Mark Kermode

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Miami Jewish fest unveils line-up

11 December 2013 10:58 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

When Comedy Went to School will open the 17th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival (Mjff), set to run from January 23-February 3 2014.

Mjff is backed by the Center For The Advancement Of Jewish Education’s and overall will showcase 30 films.

Among the anticipated highlights will be screenings of Israel’s foreign-language Oscar submission Bethlehem and Argentina’s entry The German Doctor, as well as Israeli box office hit Hunting Elephants starring Patrick Stewart.

Festival orgnaisers have also lined up the Florida premiere of Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida, the 30th anniversary presentation of Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose hosted by Whit Stillman and the 75th anniversary of Molly Picon’s musical comedy Mamele, featuring a live choir performance.

“We are proud to share these films with our community, whose stories open the eyes and ignite our hearts,” said Mjff director Igor Shteyrenberg.“In this revitalising year for Mjff, we hope to continue to grow and inspire new audiences »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Mjff unveils line-up

11 December 2013 10:58 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

When Comedy Went to School will open the 17th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival (Mjff), set to run from January 23-February 3 2014.

Mjff is backed by the Center For The Advancement Of Jewish Education’s and overall will showcase 30 films.

Among the anticipated highlights will be screenings of Israel’s foreign-language Oscar submission Bethlehem and Argentina’s entry The German Doctor, as well as Israeli box office hit Hunting Elephants starring Patrick Stewart.

Festival orgnaisers have also lined up the Florida premiere of Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida, the 30th anniversary presentation of Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose hosted by Whit Stillman and the 75th anniversary of Molly Picon’s musical comedy Mamele, featuring a live choir performance.

“We are proud to share these films with our community, whose stories open the eyes and ignite our hearts,” said Mjff director Igor Shteyrenberg.“In this revitalising year for Mjff, we hope to continue to grow and inspire new audiences »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Your Week in Streaming: 'The Heat' Hits VOD, and Six Other Weird and Wonderful Female "Buddy" Movies

23 October 2013 1:29 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

If you missed Paul Feig's hilarious, smart, raunchy Bullock and McCarthy two-hander "The Heat" this past summer, fear not. You can now catch up with or even revisit the movie -- a box office smash that showed up most of the dummy male demo offerings of the summer -- on demand and iTunes. Between this film and "Gravity," Sandra Bullock, one of our most lovable and down-to-earth movie stars, is having quite a year. And in the spirit of this release, I went in search of other, perhaps more unconventional streaming movies that fit the female buddy bill.Set in the early 80s at the end of an era, Whit Stillman's "The Last Days of Disco" (Netflix) stars Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale as well-off twentysomething socialites who work for a publishing company by day and by night break hearts with their witty banter and coy seduction. Like any Stillman film, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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CAA Signs Fast Rising Actress Analeigh Tipton

4 October 2013 5:31 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: In a competitive situation, CAA has signed Analeigh Tipton, the young actress whose breakthrough came as the babysitter with a crush on Steve Carell in Crazy, Stupid, Love. Tipton most recently starred in Whit Stillman’s Damsels In Distress in a lead role opposite Adam Brody and Greta Gurwig, and in Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies. She’ll next be seen in the Max Nichols-directed Two Night Stand. Tipton is managed by Mosaic’s Paul Nelson. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Streaming Feature: Best of New to Netflix October 2013

2 October 2013 12:58 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – We’re back. Last month’s list of ten interesting new additions to the Netflix library was a huge success and it’s time for your October edition. Every one of the ten films/shows listed below has been added in the last 30 days, and the emphasis this time is on things you may not have seen.

So, don’t consider these the “best” movies when compared to one another but the best choices for your time. I mean, who hasn’t seen “Evil Dead 2,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Fargo,” all new to Netflix? You should totally watch those masterpieces again and then check out something new…

The Central Park Five

The Central Park Five

Netflix Description: This piercing documentary examines the case of five teenagers, all African-American or Latino, who were convicted of the brutal rape of a white woman in Central Park in 1989. Years later, the confession of the »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Tracking Shot October: Barthes’ Madame Bovary, Renzi’s Franny, Bonello’s Saint Laurent, Bell’s Shiva & May

1 October 2013 9:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

“Tracking Shot” is a monthly featurette here on Ioncinema.com that looks at a dozen or so projects that are moments away from lensing and this October we see a couple of items that we could certainly circle as potential Cannes 2014 bait. Thanks to our friends at Production Weekly for the helping hand in curating our list of future must see items.

Among the top foreign film productions, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover‘s Peter Greenaway is looking at a late October, possible November start to begin filming a fragment of the great Soviet master filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s bio timeline. Eisenstein In Guanajuato will cover the portion of the filmmaker’s post Battleship Potemkin career, with Eisenstein landing in Mexico after Hollywood studios balked at the idea of working with him and in its place finds romance. The Girl Who Played with Fire‘s Daniel Alfredson »

- Eric Lavallee

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Girl Most Likely – review

26 September 2013 4:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Odd zingers are all that's left of the funny film this could have been before it detoured into Jennifer Anistonland

Gulp: Kristen Wiig's post-Bridesmaids honeymoon may be over. This wobbly rom-dram/non-com strays into Jennifer Anistonland, packing the star's struggling writer off to her dysfunctional family's New Jersey home, where the rustle of producers' notes and test-screening cards gradually drowns out anything amusing. It's a pity no one scribbled down "ditch the mirthless panto with crab costumes" or "find a less glaringly makeshift ending". Odd zingers and residual eccentricities (a Whit Stillman cameo, anyone?) stand as traces of the blast it might have been, but this cast surely signed on in anticipation of many more laughs than there are in the final cut.

Rating: 2/5

ComedyKristen WiigComedyRomanceAnnette BeningMike McCahill

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- Mike McCahill

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Is Paula Patton America's Next Rom-Com Queen?

23 September 2013 3:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Can Paula Patton become Hollywood's next romantic comedy heroine?

She's taking her shot this weekend with the release of "Baggage Claim." In it, she plays a flight attendant who, prompted by her younger sister's engagement, uses her travel privileges to criss-cross the country in search of boyfriends past who might have been The One. Certainly, the genre needs a fresh face. Could it be hers?

She's proved she can handle light comedy (as the well-to-do bride in "Jumping the Broom") and that she can hold the screen opposite even a male lead as charismatic as Denzel Washington ("Déjà Vu," "2 Guns") or Tom Cruise ("Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"). It certainly doesn't hurt that she has some name recognition, even among people who haven't seen her movies, thanks to her marriage to singer Robin Thicke.

Still, "Baggage Claim" will mark the first time that a movie has rested primarily on her shoulders. »

- Gary Susman

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Mia Hansen-Love Helming Dance World Saga 'Eden' Starring Brady Corbet and Greta Gerwig

4 September 2013 9:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Seemingly every generation's zeitgeist-capturing musical movement has its correlating cinematic interpretation (usually about an arty director with some experience in said movement). Whit Stillman's “The Last Days of Disco” attempted to be that film for the early '80s and the waning days of the '70s musical fad of choice; Michael Winterbottom's “24 Hour Party People” captured the Factory records heyday of the late '80s; and now, behold, Mia Hansen-Love is bringing us "Eden," a chronicle of the electronic music boom of the '90s. French director Hansen-Love is already at work in New York on early scenes, though the shoot proper begins this November. The story starts, it seems, in France, and expands to the rest of the world as garage spreads from dingy cellars to massive clubs, carried in this version of the tale on the shoulders of Paul, a French DJ who encounters enormous success. »

- Ben Brock

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Second Opinion - Frances Ha (2012)

30 July 2013 1:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Frances Ha, 2012.

Directed by Noah Baumbach.

Starring Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen, Charlotte d'Amboise and Grace Gummer.

Synopsis:

A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles.

“I’m not a real person yet” says the 27 year old New Yorker when her credit card is declined at a restaurant, much to her surprise despite describing herself as ‘poor’. She’s treating a friend to dinner with money from a tax rebate but it’s beyond her to do even this most simple of daily transactions without (literally) stumbling.

This Frances, the lead character in director Noah Baumbach’s social commentary on Generation Y. Frances is likable but lives in a pretend world; she and her friends are too »

- Flickering Myth

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Frances Ha – review

29 July 2013 2:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Greta Gerwig shines as a privileged drifter struggling to grow up in a film she co-scripted with Noah Baumbach

Greta Gerwig, a Californian educated in New York, emerged from that low-budget area of American independent cinema known for its stumbling verbosity as "mumblecore", first making an impression in the 2008 movie Hannah Takes the Stairs as a would-be playwright with a temporary job in Chicago. Noah Baumbach's parents were writers. Raised in the Manhattan literary world, he was educated at Vassar, the prestigious Ivy League college that went co-educational in 1969, and established himself as a writer-director in 2006 with the semi-autobiographical The Squid and the Whale. His leading characters both male and female are spiky misfits, deliberately alienating themselves from their families. Although his genre is comedy, laughter isn't always his object.

Gerwig first worked with Baumbach in his 2010 film Greenberg, giving an outstanding performance as a sad Los Angeles dreamer with musical ambitions, »

- Philip French

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Frances Ha – review

29 July 2013 2:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Greta Gerwig shines as a privileged drifter struggling to grow up in a film she co-scripted with Noah Baumbach

Greta Gerwig, a Californian educated in New York, emerged from that low-budget area of American independent cinema known for its stumbling verbosity as "mumblecore", first making an impression in the 2008 movie Hannah Takes the Stairs as a would-be playwright with a temporary job in Chicago. Noah Baumbach's parents were writers. Raised in the Manhattan literary world, he was educated at Vassar, the prestigious Ivy League college that went co-educational in 1969, and established himself as a writer-director in 2006 with the semi-autobiographical The Squid and the Whale. His leading characters both male and female are spiky misfits, deliberately alienating themselves from their families. Although his genre is comedy, laughter isn't always his object.

Gerwig first worked with Baumbach in his 2010 film Greenberg, giving an outstanding performance as a sad Los Angeles dreamer with musical ambitions, »

- Philip French

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Jake Gyllenhaal Replaced By Tony Award Nominee For Into The Woods, More Sign On

24 July 2013 2:33 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It was just two months back that Jake Gyllenhaal had us swooning over reports he.d play a prince in Rob Marshall.s movie musical adaptation of Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's fairy tale themed Into the Woods. But then we knew .Agony. when Gyllenhaal had to give up the role of Rapunzel.s prince when his prior commitment to Dan Gilroy.s directorial debut Nightcrawler caused an insurmountable schedule conflict. But rather than reconsidering Cheyenne Jackson, who played the part in a reading Marshall hosted last Fall, the celebrated Chicago helmer has found a new prince to woo the long-haired princess in former As the World Turns. star Billy Magnussen. The 28-year-old actor has appeared in a handful of indie films, including Whit Stillman.s Damsels in Distress, Ramaa Mosley.s The Brass Teapot, and Zal Batmanglij.s political thriller The East. But his more relevant work might be »

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Film Review: 'Frances Ha'

23 July 2013 5:37 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha (2012) sees the Us director and indie queen Greta Gerwig team up once again after their successful collaboration on 2010's Greenberg. This time around, Gerwig has been integral to the scriptwriting process, creating a delightfully twee, metropolitan fairytale about the difficulties of growing up when you're already fully-grown. Frances (Gerwig) is a 27-year-old aspiring dancer who lives with best friend Sophie (Mickey Sumner) in a cliquey Brooklyn apartment. The pair have been inseparable ever since college, often described by others as being the same person - just with different hair.

However, the girls' relationship has hit a crossroads, with Sophie moving out to continue her successful career as a publisher. Frances, on the other hand, remains an apprentice at the same dance company she's interned with since graduation. Finding herself constantly moving from one apartment to the next due to her frail financial position, each step »

- CineVue UK

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Disney's Into The Woods Finds A New Prince

23 July 2013 2:25 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Disney's Into The Woods casting travails seem to have been resolved, albeit in a slightly unexpected way. The Rob Marshall musical was first due to star Jake Gyllenhaal as Rapunzel's prince. The actor since dropped out, citing a scheduling clash with indie thriller Nightcrawler, clearing the way for Billy Magnussen to step into those regal breeches.You may have come across the young actor in Whit Stillman’s Damsels In Distress, in which he played doofus undergrad Thor, and a couple of episodes of Boardwalk Empire, but he's a relatively new face and perhaps a surprising choice to help headline a big Disney musical. Maybe it's that Thor connection?The film will adapt Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Broadway musical, finding James Corden as a childless baker, who attempts to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods with his wife to confront the witch (Meryl Streep) that put the spell on them. »

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Casting Net: Sacha Baron Cohen exits Freddie Mercury biopic; Plus Rapunzel gets a new prince in 'Into the Woods,' more

22 July 2013 6:56 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Sacha Baron Cohen will no longer play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the long-gestating biopic about the band, reportedly due to creative differences with the surviving members of Queen. Apparently, the band was quite involved in the process, rejecting proposed directors such as David Fincher and his Les Misérables director Tom Hooper, and insisting that the movie be PG. No word yet on other options to play Mercury. [Deadline]

• Tony-nominated actor and former As The World Turns star Billy Magnussen is set to replace Jake Gyllenhaal (who dropped out recently, reportedly to star in Nightcrawler) as Rapunzel’s prince in Rob Marshall »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Billy Magnussen Ventures ‘Into The Woods’ To Replace Jake Gyllenhaal

22 July 2013 11:24 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Billy Magnussen is in final negotiations to replace Jake Gyllenhaal in Into The Woods for Disney and director Rob Marshall. He will play Rapunzel’s prince in the Marc Platt-produced adaptation of the stage musical. He joins a film that shoots in London this fall with cast that includes Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, James Corden and Emily Blunt. Magnussen was most recently Tony nominated for Chris Durang’s Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike. Magnussen’s last screen work came in Fox Searchlight’s The East and Whit Stillman’s Damsels In Distress. He also played an arc on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and next appears in the Martin Scorsese-produced Revenge Of The Green Dragons. He’s repped by Brs’s Charles Bodner, managed by Authentic’s Dara Gordon and lawyered by Robert Offer. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Ranking The Films of Director Noah Baumbach

21 July 2013 1:43 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Witty, insightful and unapologetically New York, are just a few ways writer-director Noah Baumbach has been described. Born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Baumbach made his writing and directing debut with Kicking and Screaming, immediately drawing comparisons to both Woody Allen and Whit Stillman. Through his seminal film, he’s received an Academy Award nomination for his original screenplay The Squid and the Whale, and garnered critical acclaim for Margot at the Wedding and his recent black-and-white salute to the French New Wave, Frances Ha. We here at Sound On Sight are huge fans of the filmmaker, so we decided to rank his films from favourite to least favourite. Here are the results.

Note: Since only one writer voted for Highball, we’ve decided to not include a capsule review.

****

6: Mr. Jealousy

After a debut Kicking and Screaming that was insightful, moving, and endlessly witty, Baumbach’s second »

- Ricky

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News Shorts: July 18th 2013

18 July 2013 12:23 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Photos of Mia Wasikowska in Tracks, Christoph Waltz in The Zero Theorem, Vin Diesel in Riddick, Rooney Mara in Aint Them Bodies Saints, and Kristen Stewart on the set of Camp X-Ray.

Posters for Insidious Chapter Two, The Lego Movie, You're Next, Machete Kills, 12 Years a Slave, The Best Offer, Carrie, and Comic Con posters for both The World's End and Oblivion.

There's also five character posters for 300 Rise of an Empire, six character banners for Ender's Game, seven character posters for Seventh Son, seven character posters for NBC's new take on Dracula, and eleven 'Quarter Quell' themed posters for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

"Hugh Jackman has confirmed that mid-way through the end credits of "The Wolverine" is 'really nice little Easter Egg for what Days Of Future Past has to offer'…" (full details)

"'Damsels in Distress' director Whit Stillman is currently in New York casting a »

- Garth Franklin

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