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New to Streaming: ‘Don’t Think Twice,’ ‘Green Room,’ ‘Burn After Reading,’ and More

18 November 2016 8:00 AM, PST | 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.

Amour Fou (Jessica Hausner)

An ecstatically original work of film-history-philosophy with a digital-cinema palette of acutely crafted compositions. Amour Fou seamlessly blends together the paintings of Vermeer, the acting of Bresson, and the psychological undercurrents of a Dostoevsky novel. It is an intensely thrilling and often slyly comic work that manages to combine a passionately dispassionate love story of the highest order with a larger socio-historical examination of a new era of freedom, »

- The Film Stage

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Mike Birbiglia Reaches Out to Film Critics With Heartfelt ‘Don’t Think Twice’ Fyc Note

18 November 2016 7:41 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Awards season is a brutal one in Hollywoodland. Plenty of worthy — but perhaps “smaller” — films get left behind as other, larger, starrier features push to the front to collect their accolades. But filmmaker and comedian Mike Birbiglia is hopeful that his latest film, “Don’t Think Twice,” doesn’t suffer the same kind of fate as other exciting offerings that never quite push past the gold-plated finish line.

Read More: ‘Don’t Think Twice’ Stars Gillian Jacobs and Kate Micucci On How to Maneuver The Wilds of Hollywood

“Don’t Think Twice” marks Birbiglia’s second directorial outing, following the also well-received “Sleepwalk With Me,” and has enjoyed a slow-burn theatrical release that kicked off quite auspiciously with a July limited release from The Film Arcade that saw it earn a very impressive $92,835 in its first weekend in just one theater. (All these many months later, it’s still playing »

- Kate Erbland

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ICM Partners Signs 'Good Girls Revolt' Star (Exclusive)

17 November 2016 1:19 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

ICM Partners has signed Good Girls Revolt's Erin Darke, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

Darke plays Cindy Reston, one of the three leads on the Amazon freshman drama about female magazine researchers in the 1960s fighting for bylines.

After working as a casting associate at the start of her career, Darke landed a role in 2013's Kill Your Darlings, where she met boyfriend Daniel Radcliffe, who portrayed Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Her other credits include Love & Mercy, where she played The Beach Boys' frontman Brian Wilson's first wife, Marilyn, and this summer's Mike Birbiglia indie »

- Rebecca Sun

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Nick Offerman, Will Arnett, More Comedians Release New Audio Series

11 November 2016 9:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For those in need of a little comedic therapy, this news will come as a huge delight.

Comedians Nick Offerman, Will Arnett, Eugene Mirman and more will be starring in new comedy audioshows for Audible Channels, which is free with an Audible membership and to Amazon Prime members, and also available to purchase as a standalone for $4.95 a month.

Arnett’s show, The Comedy Show Show with Will Arnett, will offer a goofy, “fully aroused” inside look into comedy shows around the country.

“Why don’t you go ahead and slip into something more comfortable while I make sure Audible »

- Maria Yagoda

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Keegan-Michael Key to Host 2016 Gotham Awards

2 November 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Keegan-Michael Key has signed on to host the 2016 Gotham Awards, the indie-focused awards show presented annually by New York’s Independent Filmmaker Project.

The writer-producer-comedian will lead a show this year that sees Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” lead a pack of nominees that also includes contenders “Moonlight” and “Paterson,” among others. Also due to be presented are tributes to Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke, Oliver Stone and Arnon Milchan, as well as well as special honors for Aziz Ansari, Judith Light and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Key emcees the ceremony at the tail end of a year that saw the release of “Keanu,” the film comedy he starred in and co-produced, as well as “Don’t Think Twice,” the Mike Birbiglia film in which he co-starred. On the smallscreen, the “MADtv” alum has won an Emmy for “Key & Peele,” and he »

- Gordon Cox

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Alamo Drafthouse NYC PSAs: Watch Mike Birbiglia, Janeane Garofalo and More Warn Against Talking and Texting

27 October 2016 12:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Since its first location opened in Austin, Texas in 1997, the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain is known for one thing: a strict etiquette policy. The cinema famously prohibits talking or texting during any film screening under any circumstances. If found to be disrupting the film in any way, the staff will provide one warning and if it persists, the disruptors will be ejected without any refund.

Read More: Alamo Drafthouse Lands in Brooklyn: How the Theater Chain Is Going the Extra Mile

In honor of their new Brooklyn location opening this Friday, the Alamo Drafthouse has run a new series of PSA’s that star New York-based celebrities warning moviegoers not to talk or text. The first PSA features “High Maintenance” creators Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair telling off two patrons who are bugging them for pot, the second features the cast of Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice” telling »

- Vikram Murthi

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Final Presidential Debate 2016: Hollywood Reacts to Trump and Hillary’s Last Showdown

19 October 2016 5:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The third time is usually the charm, but when it’s the final showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, all bets are off. Tonight’s third and final Presidential Debate, moderated by Fox NewsChris Wallace, sees Trump and Clinton’s final showdown taking place just three weeks before Election Day. Unlike last go-around’s town hall format, this debate will harken back to the first and feature six different segments running 15 minutes each. Topics on the discussion board include debt, immigration, economy, Supreme Court, foreign hot spots and fitness to be president.

Read More: Donald Trump: By Roasting Him, We May Have Validate

As we’ve seen over the past two debates, Hollywood loves chiming in, and by chiming in we mean blasting Trump for his bizarre sniffs, comments and gestures. Tonight should be no exception, and we’ll be keeping our eye on the likes of Patton Oswalt, »

- Zack Sharf

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Final Presidential Debate 2016: Hollywood Reacts to Trump and Hillary’s Last Showdown

19 October 2016 5:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The third time is usually the charm, but when it’s the final showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, all bets are off. Tonight’s third and final Presidential Debate, moderated by Fox NewsChris Wallace, sees Trump and Clinton’s final showdown taking place just three weeks before Election Day. Unlike last go-around’s town hall format, this debate will harken back to the first and feature six different segments running 15 minutes each. Topics on the discussion board include debt, immigration, economy, Supreme Court, foreign hot spots and fitness to be president.

Read More: Donald Trump: By Roasting Him, We May Have Validate

As we’ve seen over the past two debates, Hollywood loves chiming in, and by chiming in we mean blasting Trump for his bizarre sniffs, comments and gestures. Tonight should be no exception, and we’ll be keeping our eye on the likes of Patton Oswalt, »

- Zack Sharf

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Chris Rock Working On Two New Stand-Up Comedy Specials For Netflix

13 October 2016 12:31 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Netflix has become a great place for stand-up specials to find a much bigger audience than they used to. Tons of the latest specials from the likes of John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress, Morgan Murphy, Louis Ck, Mike Birbiglia, Maria Bamford, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, Jen Kirkman and more all have some outstanding comedy available to […]

The post Chris Rock Working On Two New Stand-Up Comedy Specials For Netflix appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Laughing at Mental Illness

10 October 2016 9:31 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Maria Bamford Moore Theatre, Seattle, Wa September 16, 2016

The last decade and a half has seen an interesting shift in popular stand up comedy styles. While all styles of stand up offer at least some representatives every decade, even the unfortunate genres of prop and insult comedy, there are particularly popular styles and tones that can define a generation. All through the nineteen seventies almost up to the end of the last millennium, many of our legendary comics like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, & Bill Hicks were filled with righteous indignation, poignantly attacking society's ills in an aggressive, outward manner from their own personal perspectives. Many of today's popular comics continue to speak out against those same human and societal flaws, but the manner of attack has shifted: instead of pointing the finger of blame outward, they partially point it at themselves.

They have been labeled Alternative Comedians but are so popular »

- C. Jefferson Thom

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Second Presidential Debate 2016: Hollywood Reacts to Trump and Hillary

9 October 2016 5:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With just under a month to go before Election Day, nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off tonight in the second Presidential debate from Washington University in St. Louis. Moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Martha Raddatz, the second standoff between Trump and Clinton will take the form of a town hall. The debate will be divided into six 15 minute segment. Topics on the agenda include immigration, national security, health care and more.

Read More: Donald Trump: By Roasting Him, We May Have Validated Him

Once again, Hollywood is expected to be out in full force. Both the first Presidential debate and the Vice Presidential debate drew some priceless commentary from the likes of Patton Oswalt, Shonda Rhimes, Lena Dunham and more, and there’s no reason to think tonight will buck the trend. After a week full of tabloid headlines — Trump and those lewd comments, »

- Zack Sharf

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Second Presidential Debate 2016: Hollywood Reacts to Trump and Hillary

9 October 2016 5:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

With just under a month to go before Election Day, nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off tonight in the second Presidential debate from Washington University in St. Louis. Moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Martha Raddatz, the second standoff between Trump and Clinton will take the form of a town hall. The debate will be divided into six 15 minute segment. Topics on the agenda include immigration, national security, health care and more.

Read More: Donald Trump: By Roasting Him, We May Have Validated Him

Once again, Hollywood is expected to be out in full force. Both the first Presidential debate and the Vice Presidential debate drew some priceless commentary from the likes of Patton Oswalt, Shonda Rhimes, Lena Dunham and more, and there’s no reason to think tonight will buck the trend. After a week full of tabloid headlines — Trump and those lewd comments, »

- Zack Sharf

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Arthouse Audit: ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Disappoints in Wide Release

9 October 2016 10:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nate Parker’s Sundance sensation “The Birth of a Nation” opened in over 2,000 theaters this weekend. That’s not exactly a limited release for specialty distributor Fox Searchlight, which acquired the film for $17.5 million in a festival bidding war. The slave rebellion drama was far from a failure, but was a disappointment given its cost.

As the prime fall season continues, limited openings made no major impression, while not even the best of the expanding and longer-running films could muster as much as $300,000. Holocaust drama “Denial” (Bleecker Street) shows signs of hope, but overall comparisons to normal results for this time of year reveal that specialized product is lagging.

In the same weekend last year, both modest performers “He Named Me Malala” and “99 Homes,” neither considered breakout specialized films, grossed over $600,000. That was business as usual. Specialized grosses continue to decline.

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“The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight) – Metacritic: 69; Festivals include: Sundance, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Arthouse Audit: ‘Denial’ and ‘American Honey’ Jump-Start Fall Box Office

2 October 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fall has arrived. Two new limited releases opened at the $20,000 per theater level that used to be a regular feature for New York/Los Angeles initial platform releases.

Denial” (Bleecker Street) and “American Honey” (A24) – both from relatively new distributors who show an ability to navigate the arthouse market’s tough shoals – are the highest in this traditional release model in the two months since Roadside Attractions’ “Indignation.”

That’s a long stretch. Some distributors have chosen wider initial city play, such as Lionsgate/CBS Films’ niche leader “Hell or High Water.” But numerous films have fallen short, and neither of these new releases was an automatic sell. So these are encouraging results.

Going a bit wider, unusual for a subtitled film, Music Box’s “A Man Called Ove” sought immediate positive audience reaction to give Sweden’s Oscar submission a chance to thrive going forward.

Two recent festival doc debuts, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Presidential Debate 2016: Hollywood Reacts to Trump and Hillary

26 September 2016 6:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The moment America has been waiting for (and/or dreading) is here: The first 2016 Presidential Debate. Moderated by NBC Nighty News anchor Lester Holt, the debate is the first of three face-offs between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Tonight’s debate is divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes, with the candidates being asked questions on topics involving immigration, national security, domestic terrorism, health care, the economy and more.

Read More: Donald Trump: By Roasting Him, We May Have Validated Him

No doubt many Americans will be tuning in, and that includes Hollywood’s biggest starts, many of whom have hit the campaign trail in recent months. Clinton has easily emerged as Hollywood’s de facto candidate, with digital endorsements ranging from Elisabeth Banks’ convention lip-synch video to Joss Whedon’s star-studded Super Pac, which hit the web to much fanfare last week. Clinton recently got a boost in »

- Zack Sharf

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Presidential Debate 2016: Hollywood Reacts to Trump and Hillary

26 September 2016 6:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The moment America has been waiting for (and/or dreading) is here: The first 2016 Presidential Debate. Moderated by NBC Nighty News anchor Lester Holt, the debate is the first of three face-offs between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Tonight’s debate is divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes, with the candidates being asked questions on topics involving immigration, national security, domestic terrorism, health care, the economy and more.

Read More: Donald Trump: By Roasting Him, We May Have Validated Him

No doubt many Americans will be tuning in, and that includes Hollywood’s biggest starts, many of whom have hit the campaign trail in recent months. Clinton has easily emerged as Hollywood’s de facto candidate, with digital endorsements ranging from Elisabeth Banks’ convention lip-synch video to Joss Whedon’s star-studded Super Pac, which hit the web to much fanfare last week. Clinton recently got a boost in »

- Zack Sharf

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Arthouse Audit: ‘Queen of Katwe’ and ‘The Dressmaker’ Start Slow in Multiple Theaters

25 September 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rather than take the high-end prime specialty route with initial New York/Los Angeles dates, this week’s top two releases—Mira Nair’s well-reviewed “Queen of Katwe” (Disney) and Jocelyn Moorhouse’s less welcomed “The Dressmaker” (Broad Green)—both jumped to multiple top cities.

Two of the leading Sundance 2016 films – “The Lovers and the Despot” (Magnolia) and “Goat” (The Film Arcade”) took the national bookings with day-and-date Video on Demand strategy. A third, documentary “Audrie & Daisy,” debuted on Netflix along with some minimal unreported theatrical dates (to get it reviewed in the movie section and Oscar qualified).

None of these popped with particularly impressive grosses. No doubt some of the big titles ahead will go the more conventional route and score big results. But the lay of the land gets more complicated for art houses as both their exclusivity and theatrical-only patterns are at risk.

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- Tom Brueggemann

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Netflix Picks Up Worldwide Rights to Adam Leon’s ‘Tramps’

19 September 2016 9:23 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Adam Leon’s new film “Tramps” following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, TheWrap has learned. The romantic-heist film follows a small-time criminal and his driver who screw up a drop and must sort things out or face dire consequences. The film stars Callum Turner and Grace Van Patten. Leon directed in addition to writing the screenplay, based off a story by himself and Jamund Washington. Comedian Mike Birbiglia also appears. Also Read: 'La La Land' Wins Toronto Audience Award Joshua Astrachan, David Kaplan, Andrea Roa and Washington produced the film. »

- Joe Otterson

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Arthouse Audit: ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ Concert Doc Soars in Hybrid Release

18 September 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Reaching back over a half century, “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” thrived with a contemporary mix of theaters and Hulu home viewing availability to become a major grossing event this weekend. The Ron Howard concert doc led an otherwise bleak set of new openers as audiences wait for top titles from festivals to reach theaters.

Included among the openers are two films from directors of Best Picture winners that got little attention: “Mr. Church” from Bruce Beresford (“Driving Miss Daisy”) and “Finding Altamira” from Hugh Hudson (“Chariots of Fire”). Fortunes take different paths. Ron Howard directed “Eight Days a Week,” while Clint Eastwood and Oliver Stone are nabbing attention with “Sully” at #1 and “Snowden” farther back in the pack, respectively.

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“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” (Abramorama) – Metacritic: 72

$615,632 in 88 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $7,243 ; Cumulative: $772,467

Ron Howard is the latest Oscar-winner (see Eastwood, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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‘Tramps’ Review: A Charming New York Tale That Might Save the Romantic Comedy — Toronto

13 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There have been few first features in recent years as charming as Adam Leon’s “Gimme the Loot,” and now that quality is starting to look like a motif. “Tramps,” Leon’s follow-up to his prize-winning debut, delivers another brisk and scrappy tale of lovable young hooligans on the cusp of a busy inner city world and searching for their place within it. “Tramps” doesn’t break new ground or offer much in the way of surprise developments; its cutesy setup adheres to familiar rules. At the same time, Leon’s sophomore effort has more polish to its entertainment value, matched by playful energy indicative of a mature storyteller in tune with his material. It’s certainly one of the better American romcoms in recent memory, although the competition’s not especially fierce.

Leon’s a knowledgable cineaste who draws from the right stuff with the shrewd hand of a »

- Eric Kohn

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