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Telluride: Eviction Stunner ’99 Homes’ Electrifies Fest, Igniting Hot Distribution, Oscar Buzz

5 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After its smash international World Premiere in Venice, director Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes — an absolutely riveting drama about the 2008 home foreclosure crisis — had its North American premiere here at the Telluride Film Festival, and it has set this place ablaze. Despite lots of interest, as there should be, from domestic distributors, Bahrani told me immediately after this morning’s screening that the financiers behind the film are waiting until its Toronto debut next week to finalize anything. Starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon in career-best performances, this movie is not only a no-brainer for a quick distribution deal, it could be the rare — here comes that five letter word you hate so much, studios — drama that also could be a commercial powerhouse. Few films I have seen in recent years have cut so close to the bone as this one does. Americans, in particular, will respond strongly, and if ever there was a word-of-mouth movie, »

- Pete Hammond

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The Telluride Film Festival launched some Oscar contenders

6 hours ago | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Happy Labor Day everyone, and welcome to September as well. Over the past week or so, the Telluride Film Festival has unspooled a number of Academy Award contenders, in effect launching the Oscar race ahead of the start of the New York Film Festival as well as Toronto Film Festival. Those other two festivals will screen titles over the months of September and October, but with Telluride in the books, it’s one fest that we can analyze a bit to see what’s what. With their unique format (they never announce what films are playing in advance, so you never know what will screen), Telluride is always an X factor, but this year especially they’ve had no shortage of Oscar hopeful movies in their lineup. Some flicks upped their stock, while some need to be downgraded, but overall it’s a fest well worth discussing. First off, here »

- Joey Magidson

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Tiff 2014: Your Guide to the 13 Most Anticipated Films of the Festival

9 hours ago | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This Labor Day, we are laboring over exactly one thing: our schedule for this week’s Toronto International Film Festival. The annual Canadian embarrassment of riches kicks off this Thursday, and we’re in the middle of a mad dash to make sure our schedules and plans allow for viewings of everything we want to see. It’s not easy — in fact, with a slate as stacked as Tiff’s, it’s actually impossible — but we’re dead-set on cramming each day with top-tier talent, Oscar contenders and a few smaller features that just might break out once they unspool during Toronto’s best film event. But what are the true can’t-miss features? We think we may have some idea. What will be lining up for at this year’s Tiff? Why, the same stuff you should be lining up for, too. 99 Homes Lauded director Ramin Bahrani tends to be hit or miss around these parts »

- Kate Erbland

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Review Capsules: 99 Homes and Manglehorn

31 August 2014 6:04 AM, PDT | IMDb Blog - All the Latest | See recent IMDb Blog - All the Latest news »

Strong performances by Andrew Garfield and particularly Michael Shannon make Ramin Bahrani‘s 99 Homes a real estate Wall Street. After Rick Carver (Shannon) evicts Dennis Nash (Garfield), Nash’s son and his mother (Laura Dern) out of the house that has been in their family for years Nash strikes a Faustian bargain. He becomes Carver’s right-hand man, succumbing to the chance at easy money and the possibility of buying back his repossessed home.

Bahrani depicts this world of greed, of broken promises, and loss extremely well. But, as we all know, a change of heart must occur and Nash must be thoroughly motivated to do so. Thus, when Mom and his boy evince horror at his new profession and reject the McMansion he’s bought for them, over the evictee hotel they’ve been living in, it doesn’t wash. The final act of the film layers it on »

- keithsim

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99 Homes Movie Review

30 August 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: 99 Homes Director: Ramin Bahrani Starring: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Noah Lomax  Ramin Bahrani, defined by the late Roger Ebert as the director of the decade,  competes for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice Film Festival, with ‘99 Homes,’ a story about a father who struggles to get back the house that his family was evicted from, by working for the greedy real estate broker who’s the source of his frustration. The story is very alluring to begin withm since it evokes ‘Faust’ and how wretchedness and the happiness of our loved ones can lead to selling our soul to the devil. Unfortunately though [Spoiler Alert]  [ Read More ]

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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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First Clip From 99 Homes Is Released

30 August 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

What do you get if you put Spider-Man and General Zod in a movie together? Lots and lots of swearing – according to the clip from 99 Homes that was just released. That hard-hitting dialogue is indicative of the tone of the film, which is the latest directorial effort from Ramin Bahrani (At Any Price). Starring Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man), Michael Shannon (Man Of Steel) and Laura Dern (The Fault In Our Stars), 99 Homes takes a swipe at the current global economic climate, through the crisis experienced by one family.

Written by Bahrani with Amir Nederi (Manhattan By Numbers) and Bahareh Azimi (Goodbye Solo), 99 Homes addresses the idea of the 99% versus the wealthiest of society, by pitching an everyday guy against a cold corporate entity. In what seems to be a tale of the will to survive, it asks the question, how far would you go to save yourself and those you love? »

- Sarah Myles

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Venice: ’99 Homes’ Takes On The 1% With Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon (Video)

30 August 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Prepping his Venice Competition title 99 Homes, helmer Ramin Bahrani says he was made “dizzy by the corruption” in the Florida foreclosure system. The film is set in 2010 Orlando and follows Andrew Garfield as an unemployed construction worker and single father whose family loses its home. Michael Shannon, who was warmly welcomed here in 2012’s The Iceman, plays the real estate broker who evicts him. The pair ultimately make a kind of Faustian pact that sees Garfield morph to the dark side. The visceral film is a response to the corrupt system that’s “been rigged for those who win,” Bahrani said. Reactions here have been widely positive, and while the movie is talked about as Man Push Cart and At Any Price helmer Bahrani’s best chance so far to cross over, it might be a tough sell to U.S. audiences reticent to revisit the period. However, the film »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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Venice: '99 Homes' Stars Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon Talk Real Estate Concerns

29 August 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

99 Homes opens with a shot of a man who has blown his brains out over his foreclosed home. And it all goes downhill from there. In Ramin Bahrani's latest film, premiering Friday at the Venice Film Festival, Andrew Garfield plays Dennis Nash, a man who loses him home and is thrown out onto the street with his mother and small son. But he's so desperate for a job that the next day he's seen working, literally wading through feces to impress the very man who threw him out of his house, the corrupt Rick Carver, played by Michael Shannon. As the

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- Ariston Anderson

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Venice 2014 – 99 Homes Review

29 August 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Ramin Bahrani returns to Venice in fine form with his scathing indictment of the mistreated and dispossessed in contemporary USA. Unlike Man Push Cart, these characters are not the marginalised of the country, but the everyman and woman trying to make ends meet and pay the mortgage during a financial crisis.

The film opens in classic police noir style, with a body in the bathroom, a gun on the floor and a flickering clock giving us time of death. Instead of a detective, in walks Rick Carver (Michael Shannon), a real estate broker whose speciality is repossessions. The year is 2010 and Fanny Mae is taking away people’s property by the thousand. The body in the bathroom is one of Rick’s victims: he’s no killer, but he is complicit in stripping away people’s lives.

Next on Ric’s list is Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield), a hardworking blue-collar worker, »

- Jo-Ann Titmarsh

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Daily | Venice, Telluride + Toronto 2014 | Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes

29 August 2014 2:05 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"Ramin Bahrani has established himself as a filmmaker with a flair for dramatizing the experiences of new immigrant communities in the United States with excellent pictures like Man Push Cart and Goodbye Solo," writes the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw. Bahrani's 99 Homes, starring Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern and Michael Shannon, has premiered in Venice and will screen at Telluride and in Toronto. Bradshaw calls it "an exciting and emotionally grandstanding drama about temptation, shame, humiliation and greed—and it’s got something to say about America’s toxic-loan slump and how the taxpayer-funded bailout created a bonanza for big businesses who could make money out of the recession." We've got more reviews and a clip. » - David Hudson »

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Review: Garfield and Shannon spark in broad brush moral crisis drama '99 Homes'

28 August 2014 8:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Venice — The title treatment for Ramin Bahrani's Venice Competition entry consists of blood red letters on black. Filling the entire screen with blocky all-caps letters and numbers dozens of feet high, we read: 99 Homes. It looks more like the title treatment for a horror than a drama digging into a moral morass of foreclosure, subsistence level employment, and better paid but more spiritually costly work. As it turns out, it is also a horror movie of sorts. The first shot of the film itself is even a post-mortem scene, as Michael Shannon's predatory realtor Rick Carver -- and how's that for a horror movie name? -- gazes almost impassively at blood dribbling down tacky pink bathroom tiles. The contrast couldn't be more stark: Shannon in an off-white blazer so sharp it hurts (costume design by Meghan Kasperlik is on point throughout), gold watch glinting and not a hair »

- Catherine Bray

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Venice Film Review: ‘99 Homes’

28 August 2014 5:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The number of properties referred to in the title of Ramin Bahrani’s fifth feature may have a literal narrative significance, but it must also refer to the population percentage routinely branded as the victims of Occupy-era economic downturn. in “99 Homes,” which sees Andrew Garfield’s blue-collared Florida everyman enter a Faustian pact with Michael Shannon’s white-blazered real-estate shark. Following the lead of 2012’s underrated “At Any Price” in matching the socially conscious topicality of Bahrani’s early films to the demands of broader-brush melodrama, this dynamically acted, unapologetically contrived pic reps the filmmaker’s best chance to date of connecting with a wider audience — one likely to share the helmer’s bristling anger over corruptly maintained class divides in modern-day America. 

Just as Jason Reitman’s “Up in the Air” — a film that took a mildly more sanguine view of the past decade’s far-reaching financial crisis — made »

- Guy Lodge

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Venice Reviews: Michael Shannon's Indelible Performance in '99 Homes,’ Plus ‘Reality,’ ‘The Look of Silence’

28 August 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

While writer-director Ramin Bahrani has continued to explore the dark underbelly of the American dream, he didn't quite nail the shift from his acclaimed, gritty early films (“Man Push Cart,” “Chop Shop”), known for their casts of unknowns and shot-on-the-streets aesthetic, to 2012's “At Any Price,” which suffered from the miscasting of Zac Efron as a hard-drinking stock-car racer in a glossy drama about failing farms. With “99 Homes,” Bahrani finds the right mix of the two phases of his career to date, mainly on the face of Michael Shannon, who's a known Hollywood quantity while also thoroughly believable as »

- Alonso Duralde

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Andrew Garfield features in first 99 Homes clip

28 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes has released its first clip.

The video shows Andrew Garfield getting into a confrontation before he gets interrupted.

The film centres around construction worker Dennis Nash (Garfield), whose family is evicted from their home by charismatic but ruthless estate broker Mike Carver (Michael Shannon).

When Carver offers him a job and his stolen home, Nash finds himself forced to put other families through the same ordeal that his has suffered.

Jd Evermore, Tim Guinee and Noah Lomax will also feature in the movie.

99 Homes will premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week. »

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‘Young Ones’ Trailer: Michael Shannon Is Really Thirsty

28 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There wasn’t much hype surrounding Young Ones at Sundance. It was a movie on people’s radar, but after it screened, it didn’t generate much buzz. That’s a shame, because Jake Paltrow‘s second directorial effort is an excellent film. It’s a western with a twist of science-fiction. The sci-fi elements are mostly left in the background, though. Young Ones is a movie that could mostly do without all the futuristic machinery, it’s just an immensely cool cherry on the top. That CGI tech, by the way, is seamlessly rendered into these beautiful desert landscapes. They have a worn down, used quality that suits this old-fashioned story. Young Ones is about a family. At the beginning we see a father, played with charm and warmth by Michael Shannon, protecting his land from thieves. They’re there to steal his water supply. In this future — what year isn’t stated and doesn’t »

- Jack Giroux

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Andrew Garfield comes home in first 99 Homes clip

28 August 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes has released its first clip.

The video shows Andrew Garfield bringing his son and mother (Laura Dern) back to their old home.

The film centres around construction worker Dennis Nash (Garfield), whose family is evicted from their home by charismatic but ruthless estate broker Mike Carver (Michael Shannon).

When Carver offers him a job and his stolen home, Nash finds himself forced to put other families through the same ordeal that his has suffered.

Jd Evermore, Tim Guinee and Noah Lomax will also feature in the movie.

99 Homes will premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week. »

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Variety Picks 10 Actors to Watch for 2014

27 August 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety has announced its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has been bestowing since 1998.

Past honorees include many future Oscar-winners and nominees such as Adrien Brody, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Patricia Clarkson, Samantha Morton, Lupita Nyong’o, Viola Davis, Michael Shannon, Melissa Leo.

This year’s honorees will be featured in the Oct. 7 issue of Variety and for the third year, several of the honorees will participate in Variety Ten to Watch activities at the Hamptons Film Festival, which runs Oct. 9-13.

This year’s 10 Actors to Watch are:

Kaitlyn Dever, who appeared in “Short Term 12” and will be seen in Jason Reitman’s upcoming “Men, Women and Children” and “Laggies” with Keira Knightley.

Eve Hewson, now appearing in the Steven Soderbergh series “The Knick” and soon to be seen in Steven Spielberg’s untitled cold war thriller.

Dakota Johnson, star of the upcoming »

- Jenelle Riley

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Marvelous DA7E 60: No Joke, Batman Is Funny

27 August 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome To Issue 60!

If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation to the detriment of no one. It usually has spoilers. Also it has jokes, sorry Warner Bros.

This Week: Donald Glover finally gets to be Spider-Man, then I don’t know who at DC to talk to about setting “no joke” policies. But I want to make two things clear right from the start: I want the Dcu to succeed because I want to see these movies, and I’m easily excitable when it comes to these things.

Thanks for being so patient while I uprooted my Brooklyn life of 11 years and hauled all my crap back to Colorado last week. There’s something about paying to ship all your Spider-Man toys to another state while you’re throwing away baby pictures of yourself »

- Da7e

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Hanks and Howard Back Together for Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

27 August 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It was confirmed last night by Deadline that Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are bringing back Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon for a third time after The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons as Inferno, based on the Dan Brown novel, will head into production in April 2015. Worldwide the first two films brought in $1.24 billion worldwide with only 28% of that total coming from the domestic box office, which is to say this has a big overseas following despite the fact reviews for the first two movies were never stellar. As for this next installment, which skips over The Lost Symbol when it comes to the chronological release of the books' publication dates, here's the synopsis: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon (Hanks), is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces... Dante's Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles »

- Brad Brevet

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