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Film Review: ‘Bad Match’

Film Review: ‘Bad Match’
It’s a sign of how little most movies channel contemporary experience that the manners and habits and attitudes of the age of Tinder have remained a relatively off-screen topic. This past January, the Sundance drama “Newness,” directed by Drake Doremus (it has yet to be released), was a designer soap opera that had a few telling observations to make about what it feels like to live your life in a digital meat market. As a movie, though, it didn’t quite take hold. The new pulp thriller “Bad Match” is darker, grimier, and more entertaining. Written and directed by David Chirchirillo, who co-wrote the scurrilous violent hipster comedy “Cheap Thrills” (2013), the movie is “Fatal Attraction” for the age of the revolving-door hook-up, and in its fevered low-budget way it’s just clever enough to do what it sets out to do. It gives toxic masculinity its just desserts.

Jack Cutmore-Scott, who suggests
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‘Newness’ Clip: Nicholas Hoult & Laia Costa Talk About Love [Exclusive]

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The connective spark with somebody new can be exciting, but does that flood of emotion always lead to love? That question is at the heart of “Newness,” the latest effort by Drake Doremus (“Like Crazy,” “Breathe In“). And today, we have an exclusive clip from the film.

Read More: ‘Newness’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Discovers Hookup Apps

Led by Nicholas Hoult (who also starred in Doremus’ “Equals“) and Laia Costa, the story follows Martin and Gabi, who meet through the dating app Winx, and find themselves talking into the early hours.

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Where You’ve Seen Its Standout Supporting Cast Before

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Where You’ve Seen Its Standout Supporting Cast Before
The following article contains minor spoilers for “Blade Runner 2049.”

In addition to a pair of memorable performances from Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, cinematographer Roger Deakins’ stunning visual work, and director Denis Villeneuve’s dystopian vision, “Blade Runner 2049” has one more element worthy of excitement: a supporting cast of new and rising stars. Many of them have already made their mark on indie cinema, like the perpetually working David Dastmalchian or the irreverent Carla Juri, while others will likely use Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic as a springboard for even bigger careers (like Ana de Armas, the film’s biggest find).

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Review: Denis Villeneuve’s Neo-Noir Sequel Is Mind-Blowing Sci-Fi Storytelling

It’s only appropriate that a future-oriented world like the one on display in the “Blade Runner” franchise would spawn new stars, but they’ve shined quite brightly before. Here’s where you
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Romance Brews in Official Trailer for 'Porto' Starring Anton Yelchin

"No, please, don't do anything differently..." Kino Lorber has unveiled an official trailer for the romantic drama Porto, about two strangers who meet randomly for an evening of intimacy in the Portuguese city of Porto. The film stars the late Anton Yelchin in one of his final roles (along with the films Rememory and Thoroughbreds) as Jake, who meets the lovely Mati, played by Lucie Lucas. The cast also includes Paulo Calatré and Françoise Lebrun. This already premiered at the San Sebastian Film Festival last year, and has played at numerous film festivals through 2016 and 2017, with a release in the Us this November. This actually reminds me a bit of Drake Doremus' intimate romance film Newness, which also had a trailer today. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Gabe Klinger's Porto, direct from YouTube: Jake (Yelchin) and Mati (Lucas) are two expats who experience a brief but intimate
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First Trailer for Drake Doremus' Piercing Relationship Drama 'Newness'

"Maybe love is not enough." Apple has debuted the official trailer for Drake Doremus' new film Newness, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. This indie, relationship drama is a piercing criticism of the current dating world based on apps and the freedom to hook up with whoever, whenever, without really caring deeply about love. Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa star as two people who quickly fall for each other in Los Angeles, but deal with troubles in their relationship down the line. The cast includes Danny Huston, Pom Klementieff, and Matthew Gray Gubler. I saw this at Sundance and it's good, very raw and emotional and brutally honest, but just not as good as Like Crazy. Worth a look anyway. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Drake Doremus' Newness, direct from YouTube: In contemporary L.A., two unacquainted millennials, spend their weekends
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‘Newness’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult & Laia Costa Find Love and Sex on Social Media

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The first trailer for Newness has been released online, offering a first look at the new film from Like Crazy and Equals filmmaker Drake Doremus. The romantic drama takes a modern look at love and sex and stars Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa as two strangers who meet on a Tinder-like app and subsequently strike up a relationship, which they agree to make open. I caught the movie at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and it’s a really fascinating, moving look at how social media has altered the Millennial approach to romance. Hoult and Costa are …
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First poster and trailer for Drake Doremus’ Newness starring Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa

Ahead of its VOD release next month, the first trailer and poster have debuted for the upcoming romantic drama Newness. Directed by Drake Doremus, the film stars Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Danny Huston, Courtney Eaton, Matthew Gray Gubler, Pom Klementieff, Jessica Henwick, and Albert Hammond Jr.; take a look below…

“In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media-driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries.”

Newness is set to hit iTunes on November 3rd.
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‘Newness’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Swipes Right in This Sexy Meditation on Internet Romance

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‘Newness’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Swipes Right in This Sexy Meditation on Internet Romance
Drake Doremus has become one of the indie film world’s constant observers of disconnected romance, from his breakthrough debut “Like Crazy” to “Breathe In” and the Kristen Stewart-starring “Equals,” and he continues firmly in this wheelhouse in his next feature, “Newness.” The romance drama premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and reunites the director with his “Equals” leading man Nicholas Hoult.

Read More:‘Newness’ Review: Nicholas Hoult And Laia Costa Can’t Save Drake Doremus’ Dating App Drama

Newness” stars Hoult and “Victoria’ breakout Laia Costa as two Los Angeles millennials who match on a social media dating app and begin an intense and challenging open relationship. Danny Huston, Courtney Eaton, and Matthew Gray Gubler co-star.

“‘Newness’ is a very emotionally and physically bare movie — there’s nowhere to hide,” Doremus said to People, which has premiered the official first trailer below. “I think the
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‘Newness’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Discovers Hookup Apps

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The anguish of having to choose between dating Felicity Jones and dating Jennifer Lawrence was the subject of Drake Doremus‘ starry romantic downer “Like Crazy,” which won the Grand Jury Prize for Drama at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. For his upcoming film “Newness,” he’s going with a more likely premise. It’s about a relationship between a pharmacist (Nicholas Hoult) and a physical therapist (Laia Costa) that begins after they meet via a hookup app called Winx.

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Nicholas Hoult Falls in Love - and Into a Sexy Open Relationship - in First Newness Trailer

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Nicholas Hoult Falls in Love - and Into a Sexy Open Relationship - in First Newness Trailer
Nicholas Hoult’s latest movie explores the boundaries of a relationship in the modern age.

The British actor stars alongside Spanish-born Laia Costa in Newness — a sexy tale about a romance that gets complicated when the couple decides to explore their desires towards other people.

“I like new things — I like a lot of newness,” Costa says forebodingly at the beginning of the trailer, exclusive to People. The rest of the clip shows the couple’s dissent into a rocky path as the two try to navigate their own love while openly dating other people before their bond starts to unravel as things grow complicated.
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First Look Photo of Johnny Depp From Set Of Richard Says Goodbye

Principal photography started on location in Vancouver on Richard Says Goodbye starring three-time Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp, it was announced today by Im Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford.

Golden Globe® nominee Danny Huston (Wonder Woman, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land, Rachel’s Getting Married), Zoey Deutch (Everybody Wants Some!!, upcoming The Disaster Artist), Devon Terrell (Barry), and Odessa Young (Looking for Grace, The Daughter) have joined the cast of the comedy drama, which is written and directed by Wayne Roberts (Katie Says Goodbye).

Im Global and Cirrina Studios are co-financing the film with additional financing from Leeding Media.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Midnight Special) of Automatik Entertainment and Im Global’s President of Production Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) are producing the film. Ford and Miguel Palos of Im Global, Karine Martin, David Lipman and Jim Pesoli of Cirrina Studios, David U. Lee
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FilmNation makes first TV sale with 'White Fur'

FilmNation makes first TV sale with 'White Fur'
Amazon buys 1980s-set one-hour drama to be directed by Drake Doremus.

FilmNation Entertainment has sold its first TV show to frequent film collaborator Amazon, the one-hour romantic television drama White Fur that Drake Doremus will direct.

Adapted by Jardine Libaire from her second novel, White Fur is a transgressive love story that follows a young couple who battle class divide and social conformity in New York.

Drake Doremus (pictured) is set to direct, making his first foray into television. Doremus’ previous work includes feature films Like Crazy, winner of the Sundance 2011 grand jury prize, and Equals, which screened at Venice in 2015.

His latest feature Newness starring Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa recently sold to Netflix after debuting in Park City earlier this year.

FilmNation’s Ben Browning, Brenda Vogel and Glen Basner will serve as executive producers on White Fur, alongside Doremus. Libaire will serve as co-executive producer.

This latest FilmNation project comes after the company hired Brenda Vogel
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FilmNation makes first foray into TV with 'White Fur'

FilmNation makes first foray into TV with 'White Fur'
Amazon buys 1980s-set one-hour drama to be directed by Drake Doremus.

FilmNation Entertainment has sold its first TV show to frequent film collaborator Amazon, the one-hour romantic television drama White Fur that Drake Doremus will direct.

Adapted by Jardine Libaire from her second novel, White Fur is a transgressive love story that follows a young couple who battle class divide and social conformity in New York.

Drake Doremus (pictured) is set to direct, making his first foray into television. Doremus’ previous work includes feature films Like Crazy, winner of the Sundance 2011 grand jury prize, and Equals, which screened at Venice in 2015.

His latest feature Newness starring Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa recently sold to Netflix after debuting in Park City earlier this year.

FilmNation’s Ben Browning, Brenda Vogel and Glen Basner will serve as executive producers on White Fur, alongside Doremus. Libaire will serve as co-executive producer.

This latest FilmNation project comes after the company hired Brenda Vogel
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Amazon Picks Up Romantic Drama ‘White Fur,’ Sets Drake Doremus to Direct First Television Series

Amazon Picks Up Romantic Drama ‘White Fur,’ Sets Drake Doremus to Direct First Television Series
Drake Doremus is heading to the small screen. The indie director behind such hot-and-heavy romances as “Like Crazy” and “Equals” is taking his talents to a newly announced series that sounds very much in line with his taste.

FilmNation Entertainment has announced today that it has sold one-hour romantic television drama “White Fur” to Amazon, with Doremus on board to direct the so-called “transgressive and epic love story.” Author Jardine Libaire will adapt her own novel of the same name for the series, marking her first entree into the entertainment space. FilmNation Entertainment’s Ben Browning, Brenda Vogel and Glen Basner will executive produce with Doremus. Libaire is co-executive producer.

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The series will follow “a young couple who battles the class divide and social conformity in 1980s New York.”

“Amazon is building an
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Amazon Picks Up Romantic Drama ‘White Fur,’ Sets Drake Doremus to Direct First Television Series

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Amazon Picks Up Romantic Drama ‘White Fur,’ Sets Drake Doremus to Direct First Television Series
Drake Doremus is heading to the small screen. The indie director behind such hot-and-heavy romances as “Like Crazy” and “Equals” is taking his talents to a newly announced series that sounds very much in line with his taste.

FilmNation Entertainment has announced today that it has sold one-hour romantic television drama “White Fur” to Amazon, with Doremus on board to direct the so-called “transgressive and epic love story.” Author Jardine Libaire will adapt her own novel of the same name for the series, marking her first entree into the entertainment space. FilmNation Entertainment’s Ben Browning, Brenda Vogel and Glen Basner will executive produce with Doremus. Libaire is co-executive producer.

Read More3 Key Questions for Indie Filmmakers Building a Career in the Age of Netflix and Amazon

The series will follow “a young couple who battles the class divide and social conformity in 1980s New York.”

“Amazon is building an
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FilmNation Entertainment Sells Drama Series ‘White Fur’ to Amazon in Company’s First TV Deal

FilmNation Entertainment, the independent film company behind “Arrival” and “The Big Sick,” has sold a one-hour television drama to Amazon in the production company’s first TV deal, Variety has learned.

Written by author Jardine Libaire, and adapted from her acclaimed second novel, “White Fur,” the series is a love story that follows a young couple who battles the class divide and social conformity in 1980s New York. Drake Doremus is set to direct, making this his first foray into television.

FilmNation Entertainment’s Ben Browning, Brenda Vogel and Glen Basner will executive produce with Doremus. Libaire is co-executive producer.

Doremus’ previous work includes feature films “Like Crazy,” winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and “Equals,” starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult, which was launched in competition at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. His latest feature, “Newness,” starring Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa recently sold to Netflix after making its debut at the
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FilmNation Sells TV Drama ‘White Fur’ To Amazon With Drake Doremus Attached To Direct

Jardine Libaire’s acclaimed novel White Fur is heading to television. FilmNation has sold the romantic drama to Amazon with Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, Equal) set do direct. FilmNation’s Ben Browning, Brenda Vogel and Glen Basner will executive produce alongside Doremus. Libaire will serve as co-executive producer. Libaire will adapt her second novel for the series which will mark Doremus’ first foray into directing for television. White Fur tells a tender, transgressive…
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'Like Crazy' Director Sets Amazon TV Series 'White Fur'

Drake Doremus is the latest auteur filmmaker headed to television.

The Equals director is teaming with Amazon for romantic drama series White Fur. The hourlong show is based on a book of the same name by author Jardine Libaire, who will pen the script. Doremus will helm the series.

White Fur is described as a tender, transgressive and epic love story that follows a young couple who battle the class divide and social conformity in 1980s New York. The project hails from FilmNation Entertainment, the independent film company behind Arrival and recent breakout The Big Sick.

FilmNation’s Ben...
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Should Movie Tickets Cost Less For Independent Films?

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Should Movie Tickets Cost Less For Independent Films?
Over the weekend, “Morris From America” director Chad Hartigan posed an intriguing question on Twitter: “Why do all movies cost the same to see?” Specifically, Hartigan was curious if lowering the ticket price for certain indies might incentivize people to be a little bolder at the multiplex, if it might inspire casual moviegoers to check out a Sundance sensation rather than the latest superhero spectacle.

“Why can’t I to to a Regal and pay $15 for ‘Spider-Man’ or $7.50 for ‘A Ghost Story?’” he asked into the void. In other words: Not all movies cost the same to make, so why should all movies cost the same to see?

At a time when smaller films are struggling for the screen real estate they need in order to survive, it’s worth considering anything that might prevent indie cinema from permanently resigning itself to the recesses of Netflix and VOD.

Why do
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SXSW Winner ‘Most Beautiful Island’ Is an ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Style Debut Coming to Theaters This Fall

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SXSW Winner ‘Most Beautiful Island’ Is an ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Style Debut Coming to Theaters This Fall
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Spanish actress and triple threat Ana Asensio wrote, directed and starred in her feature film debut “Most Beautiful Island,” which won South by Southwest’s grand jury award for narrative feature, and audiences will finally be able to see the thriller, billed as being in the vein of “Eyes Wide Shut” about immigrant life in America, when Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Film release the movie this fall.

Co-starring Natasha Romanova, David Little, Nicholas Tucci, Larry Fessenden and Caprice Benedetti and produced by Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix, “Most Beautiful Island” had its New York premiere at this week’s BAMcinemaFest. The film is a psychological thriller set in the world of undocumented female immigrants hoping to make a life in New York City.

Read More: ‘Most Beautiful Island’ Review: Ana Asensio’s SXSW Winner Is a Spellbinding Thriller About Immigrant Life In AmericaShot on Super 16mm with a voyeuristic sensibility, the movie chronicles one harrowing day in the life of Luciana, a young immigrant woman struggling to make ends meet while striving to escape her past. As her day unfolds, she is whisked through a series of troublesome and unforeseeable extremes. Before the day is over, she finds herself a central participant in a cruel game where lives are placed at risk for the perverse entertainment of a privileged few.

“[Ana Asensio]is fearless in front of and behind the camera,” Peter Goldwyn, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films, said in a statement. “’Most Beautiful Island’ is a memorable film which captured hearts, minds, and the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW.”

Check out the rest of our weekly Acquisitions Rundown after the break.

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