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New to Streaming: ‘The Lovers,’ ‘The Graduate,’ ‘Person to Person,’ ‘Obit,’ and More

1 hour ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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.

City of Tiny Lights (Pete Travis)

Small-time private detective Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed) has all the swagger of a hard-boiled snoop: leather jacket on his shoulders and cigarette in his mouth, leaning against London architecture in the darkened night. His office resides above some shops, he makes friendly with local convenience store owner Mrs. Elbaz (Myriam Acharki), and asks new clients where they found him because he’s not advertising in the paper. »

- Jordan Raup

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On the Cusp: Person to Person Director Dustin Guy Defa on Turning a Short into a Feature, Directing Actors and the Question of Agents

22 hours ago | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Dustin Guy Defa is on the cusp of big changes. The filmmaker’s second feature film, Person To Person, opens tomorrow. In it, Defa delicately interweaves multiple stories taking place over one day in the lives of New Yorkers portrayed by an ensemble of legendary performers (Phillip Baker Hall, Isiah Whitlock Jr.), name actors (Michael Cera), newcomers (Abbi Jacobson, Tavi Gerivson, George Sample III), and so-called “non-actors” (Bene Coopersmith). It’s a bighearted, hilarious and impressive display of Defa’s directorial skills and the kind of film that can jump start a career. The road to getting it made is a bit unusual. […] »

- Peter Rinaldi

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Film Review: Person To Person (2017): A Simple, Silly Day In The Life Of New York City

21 July 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Person To Person Review Person to Person (2017) Film Review, a movie directed by Dustin Guy Defa, and starring Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Philip Baker Hall, Michaela Watkins, Tavi Gevinson, Olivia Luccardi, Craig Butta, Ben Rosenfeld, Hunter Zimmy, Bene Coopersmith, George Semple III, Buddy Duress, [...]

Continue reading: Film Review: Person To Person (2017): A Simple, Silly Day In The Life Of New York City »

- Reggie Peralta

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Exclusive: 'Legion' Star Dan Stevens Wants Patrick Stewart to Reprise His Role as Professor X

20 July 2017 11:10 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Could Patrick Stewart be reprising his role as Professor X on Legion? According to Dan Stevens, the answer is yes!

Et's Leanne Aguilera caught up with Stevens and the rest of the Legion cast at Comic-Con in San Diego, California, on Thursday, where he revealed that he's already approached Stewart about playing his dad on the FX series!

Exclusive: Dan Stevens Embraces the Unknown to Bring ‘Legion’ to Life

"Oh god, Patrick Stewart takes a lot of beating and he did seem interested," Stevens said of his dream casting to have Stewart play his character, David Haller's, dad. "He seemed very unaware of the show, but I mentioned that he was my dad, and he seemed pleasantly surprised."

"This was at the supermarket?" Legion showrunner Noah Hawley asked. "Daddy!"

While fans of the X-Men comics know that David's dad is Professor X, it's something that Legion has yet to confirm. Going into season »

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‘Twin Peaks': Matthew Lillard Dishes on His ‘Animalistic, Weird, Crazy’ Scene

18 July 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Major spoilers for “Twin Peaks: The Return.” When Showtime announced the gigantic cast list for “Twin Peaks: The Return,” comprised of more than 200 actors, it became a game to guess what kind of characters each would be playing and how they’d factor into the story. Of course, nobody could’ve predicted some of the placements — that Michael Cera would be a Brando impersonator or Amanda Seyfried would be a drug addict and also Shelly’s daughter. Arguably most surprising, however, has been Matthew Lillard’s turn as a school principal-turned-murder suspect — and unwitting pawn in a supernatural conspiracy. »

- Carli Velocci

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Locarno Festival 2017 Lineup: The Best Summer Movie Counterprogramming You Could Ask For

15 July 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The summer movie season may start winding down by early August, but for cinephiles, that’s when the real fun begins. While the fall season festivals — epitomized by the trio of awards season influencers Telluride, Toronto and New York — are a massive platform for major prestige titles at the end of the year, the Locarno Film Festival has the jump on all of them, and provides the most diverse range of cinema you’ll see anywhere in the world.

The 70th edition, announced this week, provides the latest example. No festival embodies the “something for everyone” philosophy better than Locarno, which complements its cinephile-oriented sections with another one exclusively designed for wider audiences. That would be the Piazza Grande, where 16 features screen outdoors for an audience of 8,000 people. But rather than simply showcasing the same summer blockbusters that have dominated the box office, the Piazza features international efforts well suited to pleasing massive crowds, »

- Eric Kohn

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Watch the trailer for Lemon starring Brett Gelman, Judy Greer and Michael Cera

11 July 2017 6:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following a poster for Janicza Bravo’s Lemon [check it out here], a trailer has now arrived online for the upcoming comedy drama which stars Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Nia Long, Shiri Appleby, and Fred Melamed; watch it below after the official synopsis…

Lemon: a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. Isaac Lachmann is a dud. Isaac Lachmann is 40. Isaac Lachmann is a man in free fall immobilized by mediocrity. His career is going nowhere. His girlfriend of ten years is leaving him. And his overbearing family doesn’t help matters. What did he do to deserve this? Things were supposed to work out differently for him. Isaac Lachmann had big dreams. Now he just watches as his life unravels.

Lemon is set for release on August 18th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Joe Corallo: Your Friendly Neighborhood Spectacular

11 July 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

This past weekend I saw Spider-Man Homecoming with my friend Chap. We went to the theater right by us early in the afternoon on Saturday. It was the best experience I’ve had seeing a Spider-Man movie in theaters since I saw Spider-Man 2 with fellow ComicMix writer Arthur Tebbel back in 2004. That was thirteen years ago.

So much of what makes this movie work is Spider-Man himself. Tom Holland (no relation to Alec Holland, a.k.a. Swamp Thing) manages to nail playing both a boy with a superhero physique with enough awkward mannerisms to make it totally believable that he would be perceived as big nerd even by nerd science school standards. He handles the social anxiety and doubt of a teenage Peter Parker better than just about anyone else I’d seen play it or write it. Tom Holland approaches the character with a neediness, desperation, love, »

- Joe Corallo

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New Trailers for ‘Lemon’ and ‘Kuso’ Highlight Two of the Year’s Most Peculiar Films

10 July 2017 6:10 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While some have lamented that Sundance Film Festival has skewed more celebrity-focused in recent years, giving credence to star wattage over quality, those people often don’t explore the sidebars, and they certainly didn’t go see Lemon and Kuso. The two most peculiar films of the festival — and amongst the year, so far — will arrive this summer and new trailers have landed for both.

First up, Lemon comes from Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman, following the latter as his life unravels in the strangest of ways. Also starring Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Fred Melamed, Rhea Perlman, Gillian Jacobs, Jon Daly, Martin Starr, Megan Mullally, Jeff Garlin, and Nia Long, it was actually one of the few films at the festival I didn’t review because I was left dumbfounded at what I just saw, for better or worse.

The next film, which hits theaters and Shudder shortly, is Kuso, »

- Jordan Raup

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Official Trailer for Super Weird Film 'Lemon' Directed by Janicza Bravo

10 July 2017 5:17 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I knew you were crazy!" Magnolia Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for a film titled Lemon, from writer/director Janicza Bravo, making her feature directorial debut. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to mixed reviews, mostly because it's so wacky and weird that not everyone will be into it. But why not give it a shot? Lemon stars Brett Gelman as a man who watches his life unravel after he is left by his girlfriend of 10 years. The ensemble cast includes Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Shiri Appleby, Fred Melamed, Rhea Perlman, Gillian Jacobs, Jon Daly, Martin Starr, Megan Mullally, Jeff Garlin, Elizabeth De Razzo, Marla Gibbs, and Nia Long. I really don't even know what to make of this trailer - it doesn't seem that funny, even though it's trying hard to be funny. Maybe I'm just missing it? Take a look. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Janicza Bravo's Lemon, »

- Alex Billington

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Brett Gelman & Michael Cera Get Weird In New Trailer For ‘Lemon’

10 July 2017 11:44 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Twin Peaks” is providing plenty of summer weirdness on the small screen, but if you’re looking for something oddball at the cinema, put “Lemon” on your list. The new comedy from director Janicza Bravo premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and now the distinct flavor is gearing up to get out in the world.

Read More: Sour ‘Lemon’ With Brett Gelman, Michael Cera, Judy Greer & Gillian Jacobs Is Heavy On The Quirk, But Little Else [Rotterdam Review]

The ensemble includes Brett Gelman (who co-wrote the film), Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Shiri Appleby, Fred Melamed, Rhea Perlman, David Paymer, Gillian Jacobs, Jon Daly, Martin Starr, Megan Mullally, Jeff Garlin, Elizabeth De Razzo, Marla Gibbs, and Nia Long in this story of a 40 year-old man grappling with a severe mid-life crisis.

Continue reading Brett Gelman & Michael Cera Get Weird In New Trailer For ‘Lemon’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Lemon’ Trailer: This Twisted Indie Cringe-Comedy Will Make You Deeply Uncomfortable

10 July 2017 11:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The best kind of cringe-comedies are the ones so deeply uncomfortable you want to look away, and yet the vision behind the camera and the committed performances make it impossible to stop watching. That’s a good way to describe “Lemon,” the feature directorial debut of Janicza Bravo. The film, co-written and starring Brett Gelman, premiered at Sundance earlier this year and hits theaters and VOD this August.

Read More: ‘Lemon’ Review: A Bizarre Comedy of Confused People From Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman

The official synopsis reads: “Isaac Lachmann is a dud. Isaac Lachmann is 40. Isaac Lachmann is a man in free fall immobilized by mediocrity. His career is going nowhere. His girlfriend of ten years is leaving him. And his overbearing family doesn’t help matters. What did he do to deserve this? Things were supposed to work out differently for him. Isaac Lachmann had big dreams. Now »

- Zack Sharf

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New poster for Lemon featuring Brett Gelman, Judy Greer and Michael Cera

9 July 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a new poster has arrived online for the upcoming comedy drama Lemon. Directed by Janicza Bravo, the film features a cast that includes Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Nia Long, Shiri Appleby, and Fred Melamed; take a look below…

Lemon: a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. Isaac Lachmann is a dud. Isaac Lachmann is 40. Isaac Lachmann is a man in free fall immobilized by mediocrity. His career is going nowhere. His girlfriend of ten years is leaving him. And his overbearing family doesn’t help matters. What did he do to deserve this? Things were supposed to work out differently for him. Isaac Lachmann had big dreams. Now he just watches as his life unravels.

Lemon is set for release on August 18th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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15 Films to See in July

5 July 2017 9:53 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The heat of the summer season is upon us, and with it comes the most promising tentpole line-up of the year thus far. (Along with it, there’s perhaps the best film I’ve seen in several years.) After you finish catching up on the best films of 2017 so far, kick off the second half of this year with our recommended picks below.

Matinees to See: Bronx Gothic (7/12), To the Bone (7/14), Chasing Coral (7/14), The Fencer (7/21), Killing Ground (7/21), Kékszakállú (7/21), Strange Weather (7/28), Brigsby Bear (7/28), and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (7/28)

15. Person To Person (Dustin Guy Defa; July 28)

Synopsis: Follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day.

Trailer

Why You Should Watch It: One of the more divisive films to come out of Sundance this year, the 16mm-shot Person to Person packs quite the varied ensemble — from Michael Cera »

- Jordan Raup

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STX Films Sets Dates for ‘Molly’s Game,’ ‘Happytime Murders’ With Melissa McCarthy

1 July 2017 12:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

STXfilms announced late Friday night that they have set dates for two of their upcoming projects, “Molly’s Game” and “The Happytime Murders.”

Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game” was bought by Stx Entertainment for $9 million at Cannes last year, and will be released Nov. 22 — the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Sorkin’s directorial debut drama stars Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, the real life underground poker ringleader who wrote 2014’s “Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker.”

Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, and Bill Camp also star. Mark Gordon, Amy Pascal, and Matt Jackson are producing.

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A little further into the future, the Jim Henson Company’s “The Happytime Murders” starring Melissa McCarthy is scheduled to hit theaters August 17, 2018.

Brian Henson is directing the noir comedy »

- JD Knapp

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Ellen Page's Cover of Britney Spears' ''Lucky'' Is Not to be Missed

28 June 2017 1:12 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

2017 truly is the year of revivals. On Tuesday Ellen Page shared her rendition of "Lucky," a song off of Britney Spears' "Oops!..I Did It Again" LP that was released in all the way back in 2000. And while this isn't the first time that we've heard Page's pipes work their magic, she graces the world with her vocals far too sporadically. The last time she graced the world with her beautiful voice was a duet she performed with Michael Cera in Juno, the film that broke her into Hollywood. Together they performed a cover of Moldy Peaches' "Anyone Else But You." Dancer Emma Portner, who has previously been featured in Justin Bieber's "Life is Worth »

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Poster and trailer for Person to Person starring Michael Cera and Abbi Jacobson

23 June 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for writer-director Dustin Guy Defa’s upcoming comedy drama Person to Person which stars Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Tavi Gevinson, Bene Coopersmith, George Sample III, and Philip Baker Hall; take a look below…

During a single day in New York City, a variety of characters grapple with the mundane, the unexpected, and the larger questions permeating their lives. An investigative reporter struggles with her first day on the job, despite help from her misguided boss; a rebellious teen attempts to balance her feminist ideals with other desires; and a young man seeks to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, even as her brother threatens revenge. Meanwhile, an avid music lover traverses the city in search of a rare record for his vinyl collection.

Person to Person is set for release on July 28th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Twin Peaks’ Actor Brett Gelman Reveals David Lynch’s Secretive Casting Process

23 June 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Brett Gelman had no idea what was going on. He arrived on the set of “Twin Peaks” to play Burns, the supervisor of a casino where a dazed Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) was winning one jackpot after another. Other than that? Pure mystery. Somehow, the long-lost FBI agent had escaped the interdimensional “Black Lodge” where the show had left him trapped 25 years ago. Gelman’s character was tasked with confronting Cooper about his massive haul. In between takes, Gelman recalled saying to MacLachlan, “I can’t wait to see what this all means.”

“Yeah,” MacLachlan replied, “Me too.”

Lynch’s latest round of episodes with the cult show was surrounded by so much secrecy in the months leading up to its premiere that even the actors were left in the dark. Gelman only found out about his role from his Los Angeles neighbor, Johanna Ray, who happened to be the show’s casting director. »

- Eric Kohn

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‘Twin Peaks’ Actor Brett Gelman Reveals David Lynch’s Secretive Casting Process

23 June 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Brett Gelman had no idea what was going on. He arrived on the set of “Twin Peaks” to play Burns, the supervisor of a casino where a dazed Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) was winning one jackpot after another. Other than that? Pure mystery. Somehow, the long-lost FBI agent had escaped the interdimensional “Black Lodge” where the show had left him trapped 25 years ago. Gelman’s character was tasked with confronting Cooper about his massive haul. In between takes, Gelman recalled saying to MacLachlan, “I can’t wait to see what this all means.”

“Yeah,” MacLachlan replied, “Me too.”

Lynch’s latest round of episodes with the cult show was surrounded by so much secrecy in the months leading up to its premiere that even the actors were left in the dark. Gelman only found out about his role from his Los Angeles neighbor, Johanna Ray, who happened to be the show’s casting director. »

- Eric Kohn

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Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Trailer Is Wacky And Hilarious

23 June 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Wet Hot American Summer was a 2001 comedy from David Wain (Role Models, The State, Stella) set in 1981 and starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Zack Orth, Christoper Meloni, A.D. Miles, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Jon H. Benjamin and Amy Poehler. If that sounds like an A-List cast, that's because many of the current stars in the group were not so famous or in demand at the time. The film focused on these counselors on the last day of camp at Camp Firewood, one of the jokes being that all the actors were playing well under their age range.

Then, fourteen years later in 2015, Netflix released a prequel in the form of a TV series, making the ages of the cast even more ridiculous, in typical Wain fashion. Joining the original, now star-studded cast in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp »

- Nick Doll

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