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“La La Land” takes the Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival

19 September 2016 9:14 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Yesterday, the Toronto International Film Festival gave out its awards for 2016, with Damien Chazelle’s La La Land taking the top prize. That distinction, the People’s Choice prize, also known as the Audience Award, puts it into some very strong company (for those wondering, the first runner up was Lion, while the second runner up was Queen Of Katwe). The original musical, which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has been winning over viewers for a few weeks now, starting out at the Venice Film Festival, continuing at the Telluride Film Festival, and now charming everyone at Toronto. At this point, it was already considered the frontrunner in Best Picture, but now, one can say it with more distinction. Frankly, it’s hard not to consider this the one to beat right now. In terms of this particular award and its history, this is a somewhat reliable indicator of prestige. »

- Joey Magidson

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A Brief History of Toronto’s People’s Choice Award and the Oscars

18 September 2016 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” has just won the Toronto Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award, which you probably could have seen coming a mile away. The uplifting musical is exactly the kind of film that appeals across the board en route to claiming an audience prize like this, and it’s guaranteed to be a strong presence in the Oscar season this year.

With Emma Stone’s best actress win for the film in Venice last weekend, this launches the film into the season where it is sure to be a dominant title. And should “La La Land” pick up a best picture nomination in a few months, it will join 14 of 38 People’s Choice winners to do so, including the last four in a row. Five of them went on to win the big prize.

Here’s a quick rundown of those 14 titles, and the other nominations they reaped. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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The Hollars – Review

15 September 2016 4:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 

Well, we were just looking at a family “drama-dy” from Japan, Our Little Sister, so let’s turn our multiplex jet airliner right around and head back to the states. Our destination is the good ole’ heartland of the Us of A, and lots of laughs and tears are in store. Now this family unit is a bit older than the Sister quartet, with two sons well past their twenties along with their spouses, and ‘exes’. Oh, and this time out the parents play a big part in the story. Speaking of airliners, the big box office winner last week was the true tale of flying heroics Sully, directed by actor Clint Eastwood. Well, this film is also directed by an actor, John Krasinski (he’s in front of the camera, too). This is his first time helming a film since 2009’s Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, his directing debut. »

- Jim Batts

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‘The Intervention’ Is The Perfect Indie To Watch On VOD This Labor Day Weekend — IndieWire On Demand

30 August 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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Labor Day weekend is a time for last-minute relaxation, and what better way to do so than with an irresistible ensemble comedy? That’s why Clea DuVall’s directorial debut “The Intervention” is the perfect indie to watch on VOD this holiday weekend. Featuring one of the year’s strongest indie ensembles — including Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Ritter, Vincent Piazza and Ben Schwartz — “The Intervention” is a clever riff on “The Big Chill,” centering on a weekend gateway among four couples that takes a sharp turn when it’s revealed the trip is really an intervention on one of their marriages.

Intelligently written to uplift cliches left and right, and featuring a standout Lynskey who won a special Jury Prize for acting at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, »

- Zack Sharf

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Film Review: The Intervention

26 August 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Anxieties of thirtysomethings are a tale as old as time. A few weeks ago the melancholic Joshy reminded us of the challenges young men face growing up today, and it was only about three decades ago that Glenn Close and William Hurt gave us The Big Chill. So another movie about close friends dealing with life and each other is not necessarily an innovative concept. But a new indie flick from Sundance, The Intervention, delivers a worthwhile and funny twist on the concept with its gut wrenchingly honest dialogue and a subtly brilliant performance by Melanie Lynskey from Two and a Half Men.

Lynskey’s character, Annie, has summoned her lifelong friends to a weekend getaway at their pal Jesse’s estate outside Savannah. Jesse is played by Clea DuVall, who also directed the film. But it’s not fun and games Annie has in mind. She’s coopted the others, »

- J Don Birnam

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New to Streaming: ‘De Palma,’ ‘Sunset Song,’ ‘Melancholia,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ and More

26 August 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | 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 the interwebs. 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 Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Blood Father (Jean-François Richet)

If this be the movie jail that Mel Gibson is destined to die in, it could be a whole lot worse. Blood Father, directed by Jean-François Richet (Mesrine, Assault on Precinct 13), works remarkably well as a grindhouse throwback, sporting a screenplay (from Peter Craig and Andrea Berloff, based on Craig’s novel) that’s better than it has any right to be. »

- The Film Stage

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‘The Intervention’ Review: Clea DuVall’s Directorial Debut Has a Gen-x ‘Big Chill’ Factor

25 August 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Stick half a dozen or so old friends in a country house for a long weekend, add a dash of relationship dysfunction and life crises, and bam: instant movie. However, “The Intervention,” the first feature written and directed by actress Clea DuVall, feels at times like it was reconstituted from other movies, especially a big chunk of “The Big Chill.” This time, the friends are late-model Gen Xers, heading towards their 40s but for the most part still grappling with who and what they want to be. There’s Annie (Melanie Lynskey), a jittery problem drinker approaching her oft-postponed wedding to. »

- Sam Adams

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‘The Big Chill’-Esque ‘The Intervention’ Is Sharp-Tongued & Smart [Review]

24 August 2016 2:17 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This is a reprint of our review from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. “The Intervention” looks on its surface like a comprehensive Sundance bingo movie. A set of four couples, tied together by family, blood, and friendship, gather at a house in Georgia where three couples plan to ambush the fourth with advice (presumably unwelcome) […]

The post ‘The Big Chill’-Esque ‘The Intervention’ Is Sharp-Tongued & Smart [Review] appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Russ Fischer

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Toronto: Media Luna Acquires ‘Like Foam’ (Exclusive)

12 August 2016 2:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — In the run-up to Toronto, Germany’s Media Luna has acquired world sales rights to “Como la espuma” (Like Foam), an ensemble romantic comedy with Lgbtq elements set against the background of a wild party-turned-orgy.

Emerging Spanish auteur Roberto Perez Toledo, a prolific writer-director of contempo relationship fictions – desperate wanna mother dramedy “Seis Puntos de Emma” (2011); “Los amigos raros” (2014), a “The Big Chill”-ish friends’ reunion drama – directs from his his screenplay with Alberto Garcia (“La isla del viento”).

In some ways, “Like Foam” has a fairly classic set-up: An eclectic set of strangers attends a no-holds barred fiesta at a plush mansion, which re-generates into an orgy. But the film’s ensemble characters are mostly at the blow-out not just for a quick sex-fix but to solve or salve emotional hang-ups. Ensemble cast features a bevy of TV stars, such as Diego Martinez (“Rabia”), who plays a young »

- John Hopewell

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Interview with Mike Birbiglia, writer/director/star of Don’t Think Twice

9 August 2016 11:22 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

For years, an improve group called The Commune have been the stars of their small New York improv theater. The members of the group, Mile (Mike Birbiglia), Samantha (Gillian Jacobs), Jack (Keegan-Michael Key), Allison (Kate Micucci), Bill (Chris Gethard), and Lindsay (Tami Sagher) entertain audiences night after night by performing as a finely-tuned troop. But, by day, they have to support themselves by working soul-crushing menial jobs.

Then, after they learn that their beloved theater is closing down and a hit comedy television show, ala Saturday Night Live, is looking for talent, the group dynamic begins to fracture and it may be time for the group to stop dreaming and get on with their lives.

Such is the premise of writer/director/star Mike Birbiglia’s new film Don’t Think Twice. While Birbiglia’s first film, Sleepwalk with Me (2012), was based on his work as a stand-up comedian, his »

- Mike Tyrkus

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Antibirth Trailer Delivers the Scariest Pregnancy of All-Time

5 August 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of the most talked about films at this year's Sundance Film Festival will be hitting theaters over Labor Day weekend, which is quite the fitting release date for Antibirth. The film centers on one of the most horrific pregnancies ever committed to film, and you can see all the gruesome details for yourself in the first trailer that just arrived, alongside the new poster. While the Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer movie season, Antibirth will kick off the fall season just right for horror fans.

IFC Films picked up the rights to Antibirth in June, following rave reviews at Sundance. Written and Directed by experimental video artist Danny Perez, Director of Oddsac, a video collaboration with Animal Collective, and the man behind the live visuals for Black Dice and Panda Bear. The film features an all-star cast of Emmy Award Nominee Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is The New Black »

- MovieWeb

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15 Films to See in August

1 August 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

August can often be thought of as a January-esque dumping ground for Hollywood, and that notion is certainly refuted when looking at this month’s releases. With one of the summer’s best studio offerings, a few more more promising ones, and some of our festival favorites from the last year (and even further back), there is no shortage of promising options. We should also note that Multiple Maniacs, Elevator to the Gallows, and Howards End are all getting substantial theatrical re-releases throughout the month, so seek those restorations if they are coming near you.

Matinees to See: Neither Heaven Nor Earth (8/5), Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny (8/5), The Tenth Man (8/5), The Lost Arcade (8/12), Anthropoid (8/12), My King (8/12), Florence Foster Jenkins (8/12), Disorder (8/12), When Two Worlds Collide (8/17), Imperium (8/19), A Tale of Love and Darkness (8/19), The People vs. Fritz Bauer (8/19), Spa Night (8/19), War Dogs (8/19), A Complete Unknown (8/26), Don’t Breathe (8/26), Hands of Stone (8/26), and »

- Jordan Raup

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Lawrence Kasdan to Explore the Mystery of Chandra Levy’s Death in TNT Drama

30 July 2016 3:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Our true-crime wave will continue, reports Deadline, with the news that Lawrence Kasdan is executive-producing a limited series about Chandra Levy for TNT. Keith Huff of “American Crime” and “House of Cards” is penning a screenplay based on Scott Higham and Sara Horowitz’s book “Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery.”

Read More: Lawrence Kasdan Reportedly Done With ‘Star Wars’ Franchise After Han Solo Movie, Plus New ‘Force Awakens’ Covers

Kasdan may also direct, though that’s yet to be confirmed; he’s best known for co-writing three “Star Wars” films (including last year’s “The Force Awakens”), “The Big Chill” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Levy went missing in 2001, leading Higham and Horowitz to write a series of articles for the Washington Post (which became the basis of their book) six years after the case went cold. Ingmar Grandique was eventually convicted of murdering Levy and sentenced to 60 years in prison, »

- Michael Nordine

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Lawrence Kasdan to Explore the Mystery of Chandra Levy’s Death in TNT Drama

30 July 2016 3:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Our true-crime wave will continue, reports Deadline, with the news that Lawrence Kasdan is executive-producing a limited series about Chandra Levy for TNT. Keith Huff of “American Crime” and “House of Cards” is penning a screenplay based on Scott Higham and Sara Horowitz’s book “Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery.”

Read More: Lawrence Kasdan Reportedly Done With ‘Star Wars’ Franchise After Han Solo Movie, Plus New ‘Force Awakens’ Covers

Kasdan may also direct, though that’s yet to be confirmed; he’s best known for co-writing three “Star Wars” films (including last year’s “The Force Awakens”), “The Big Chill” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Levy went missing in 2001, leading Higham and Horowitz to write a series of articles for the Washington Post (which became the basis of their book) six years after the case went cold. Ingmar Grandique was eventually convicted of murdering Levy and sentenced to 60 years in prison, »

- Michael Nordine

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Cold Feet – Stylewatch

27 July 2016 3:23 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The first look at the reunion of the 90s’ favourite middle-class Manchester couples is a sartorial lesson in anthropology

The 90s TV show Cold Feet, The Big Chill for generation It Could Be You is back. This first photo of the reunited cast is unexpectedly illuminating, an anthropological peek into the style mores of the Established Middle Class.

Each cast member is channelling such sartorial types that this could be a sketched caricature from a 2016 government style census. There’s the Dipster (hipster dad) Jon Thomson dressed in a Saint Laurent-style Hawaiian shirt and turn-ups; New Tory Hermione Norris power body conning with such conviction she looks on the cusp of a cabinet reshuffle; and a hair-raising James Nesbitt who looks like a visiting Dot Com millionaire wearing a suit (Hermes?) in cool grey. You can tell that he’s boring everyone with a chat about the Nasdaq, but he looks sharp (and, »

- Priya Elan

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Ava DuVernay Original Prison Documentary Set To Open The 54th New York Film Festival

19 July 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. The 13th is the first-ever nonfiction work to open the festival, and will debut on Netflix and open in a limited theatrical run on October 7.

Chronicling the history of racial inequality in the United States, The 13th examines how our country has produced the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with the majority of those imprisoned being African-American. The title of DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing film refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution—“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States . . . ” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass incarceration and »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘The 13th’ Will Open the 2016 New York Film Festival

19 July 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If the languid summer tentpole season has you down, fear not, as the promising fall slate is around the corner and today brings the first news of what we’ll see at the 2016 New York Film Festival. For the first time ever, a non-fiction film will open The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s festival: Ava DuVernay‘s The 13th. Her timely follow-up to Selma chronicles the history of racial inequality in the United States and will arrive on Netflix and in limited theaters shortly after its premiere at Nyff, on October 7.

“It is a true honor for me and my collaborators to premiere The 13th as the opening night selection of the New York Film Festival,” Ava DuVernay says. “This film was made as an answer to my own questions about how and why we have become the most incarcerated nation in the world, how and why we regard »

- Jordan Raup

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Looking For Albert Brooks In The Netflix World

10 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

In the hierarchy of significance in what made news this past week, the sudden availability of the entirety of Albert Brooks’ output of feature films as a writer-director via Netflix Streaming may not carry the urgency of, say, the alarming continuance of African-American deaths under police fire, the attack on a peaceful protest against police violence by shooters who killed five law enforcement officers and wounded several more in Dallas, the ongoing partisan bloviating inspired by the FBI’s decision to not charge Hilary Clinton with federal crimes, or the frightening clown circus of offenses that characterizes the dawning of each new day in Donald Trump’s  presidential campaign. But art can, among many other things, provide a momentary respite from pain, sometimes even while examining some of the more frustrating, self-centric and petty dissonances within our own, or someone’s else’s worldview, and in this Brooks’ films at »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Outfest 2016: 5 Great Films We’ve Seen (That You Should See Too)

7 July 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2016 Outfest Los Angeles Lgbt Film Festival has a little for everyone this year. One of the city’s biggest showcases for Lgbt stories has competition screenings, retrospectives, diversity panels and even a Vr workshop (all of which you can find in their 2016 film guide).

Among the festival offerings are a handful of films we’ve been lucky enough to see elsewhere. Below, we’ve gathered thoughts on some of the titles we can guarantee are valuable additions to your Outfest screening schedule.

The Intervention

Clea DuVall has been a familiar face in movies and on TV since she was in her teens (she recently told Indiewire that her schooling mostly came from her working experiences, not high school or college), and she’s finally made the jump to directing with a Sundance breakout that spins “The Big Chill” into unexpected new directions. Starring a cast of other big indie »

- Kate Erbland and Eric Kohn

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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in July

1 July 2016 6:53 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

July: a time for backyard cookouts, fireworks displays, and tipsy, tearful declarations of how you — sniff — just love America so much. And streaming addicts will have plenty to salute in the month to come, whether that's Netflix trotting out a new Goonies-style mystery series and reviving a certified cult animation sensation, or tempting new film options from the folks at Amazon Prime and Hulu. No better way to beat the heat than a retreat into the safety of an air-conditioned living room, and no better way to turn that space »

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