15 items from 2015
Ellen Page and Julianne Moore have, over the courses of their career, received critical acclaim for numerous dramatic performances, with Moore’s filmography including the likes of films such as Safe, Boogie Nights, Far From Heaven, and I’m Not There, among others, culminating in an Academy Award for Best Leading Actress for her role in 2014’s Still Alice. Page, meanwhile, has been seen in Whip It, Inception, and The East. The two performers, however, have yet to work together, a fact that is poised to change with their upcoming feature Freeheld. The film’s synopsis is below.
New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester’s pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
- Deepayan Sengupta
For almost the entire running time of this movie, we have no idea what it is about. What is it trying to say? What sort of story is it trying to tell? I’m “biast” (pro): love Rosamund Pike
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
In my head I’m calling this film What Is This I Can’t Even: The Movie. It works at least as well as the blandly generic and not even really apropos Return to Sender, which describes a tiny section of the second act that then resolves itself and has no further bearing on the story. In fact, the bearing it does have on the story hardly makes any sense at all, not on the level of plot, character, or theme. Not that the plot, characters, or putative themes make any sense on a whole-movie level, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Every Secret Thing," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.] Gillian Flynn fans will probably want to check out this exclusive clip from "Every Secret Thing," the film from director Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil"). Based on the novel by Laura Lippman, the film follows two girls who were put away in juvenile detention for the murder of an infant child, and the police investigation that focuses on them when more children start to go missing after their release. Elizabeth Banks ("The Lego Movie," "The Hunger Games") stars as the detective in charge of the investigation, alongside Dakota Fanning ("I Am Sam," "Coraline") and Danielle MacDonald ("The East") as the teenaged suspects. »
- Becca Nadler
Following last week's news that Netflix has given the green light to "The Oa," a series co-created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij — who share their roots in the independent film world, having collaborated on "The East" and "The Sound of My Voice" — Indiewire decided to compile a list of filmmakers we would like to see team up with one of the new major players in the television space. Andrew BujalskiAlthough Andrew Bujalski is best known for his association with the "mumblecore" movement, his two most recent films — "Computer Chess" and this year's "Results" — reflect a more distinctive style. In Indiewire's "Results" review out of Sundance, Chief Film Critic Eric Kohn described the film as the "closest thing to a commercial work in his [Bujalski's] career to date." So are Bujalski's films for everyone? No, but there are people that like it, and with so many different platforms getting into the. »
As Netflix enjoys the success of their most recent release of House of Cards and new series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Bloodline, the streaming service locks down another new series with a big name attached to star.
The Hollywood Reporter reported on Thursday that Netflix had secured the rights to the new series being created by Brit Marling and partner Zal Batmanglij. The service has picked up eight hourlong episodes of the new drama, The Oa.
According to THR, the premise of the drama series is being closely guarded and kept under wraps, but Marling will star and co-write alongside Batmanglij, who will direct. The Oa will premiere in 2016. The Oa marks the first TV series Marling and Batmanglij have created. It follows their work on 2011’s Sound of My Voice, and 2013’s The East, both of which they co-wrote — Batmanjlij directed and Marling starred.
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- Zach Dennis
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- Christopher Campbell
Netflix has announced that they've ordered eight episodes of a new dramatic series called The Oa. It will star Brit Marling and be directed by Zal Batmanglij. The duo co-created the series. Netflix is keeping mum about the show's details for now but it will start steaming some time in 2016.
Here's the press release:
Netflix Announces New Drama Series "The Oa"
Beverly Hills, Calif., March 5, 2015 -- Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, has ordered The Oa, a new drama series starring Brit Marling. Zal Batmanglij (Sound of my Voice, The East) will direct, and Marling and Batmanglij will co-write The Oa. Eight hour-long episodes of the series will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016.
With the massive success of House of Cards, Netflix has proven it knows how to make quality dramas. Now the streaming service has picked up a new title from the genre to add to its programming lineup. Netflix has ordered eight episodes of the series The Oa from creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij.
Netflix isn’t sharing any details about The Oa’s plot, however The Hollywood Reporter, who originally reported the news, knows Marling will star in the series which she’ll co-write with Batmanglij. The latter will also direct all eight hour-long episodes. Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment (who worked on 12 Years a Slave and the second season of Hulu’s Deadbeat) will executive produce The Oa along with Michael Sugar of Anonymous Content (True Detective).
While this is Marling and Batmanglij’s first TV series, the duo previously teamed »
- Bree Brouwer
Brit Marling emerged as the darling of Sundance 2011 thanks in a large part to Sound of My Voice, a chiller directed by Zal Batmanglij. The pair continued their professional relationship with 2013’s eco-terrorism thriller The East, and now they’re preparing to reunite yet again. Only this time, it won’t be for an indie film, […]
- Angie Han
Netflix has ordered drama series “The Oa” from Plan B Entertainment and Anonymous Content to premiere in 2016. The eight-episode series stars indie actress Brit Marling (“Arbitrage,” “Another Earth”), who also serves as writer and executive producer along with Zal Batmanglij (“Sound of My Voice,” “The East”). Also Read: Leonardo DiCaprio Partners With Netflix for Documentary Projects Marling and Batmanglij previously collaborated on “Another Earth” and “Sound of My Voice,” both of which screened at Sundance in 2011. This is the first television project for the pair. Details about the story of “The Oa” have yet to be revealed. Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. »
- L.A. Ross
The project, the premise of which is being closely guarded, hails from Marling and her frequent collaborator Zal Batmanglij. The Oa builds on their relationship after 2011’s Sound of My Voice and 2013’s The East, both of which the pair co-wrote, Batmanglij directed and Marling starred in. They’ll keep to those same capacities for this series.
Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are executive-producing the Netflix production alongside Michael Sugar (True Detective), Marling and Batmanglij. Said Cindy Holland, vice-president of original content at Netflix:
“We are thrilled to be the home of the first television series Brit and Zal create together. Whether in front of or behind the camera, or both, their creative voice is always uniquely captivating. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Read More: Brit Marling Talks 'The East,' 'Sound of My Voice' and Delivering on the Hype The independent world continues to discover the power of television as "indie darlings" Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij will be bringing their eight-episode hour-long series "The Oa" to Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the acquisition comes after a multi-network bidding war. Brit Marling is no TV virgin — she just recently appeared on the British import "Babylon" — but she and Batmanglij will be bringing their unique collaboration style (established by their past two features, "The Sound of My Voice" and "The East") to a serialized format. The premise of "The Oa" is under wraps. Indiewire's own Ben Travers probably has his fingers crossed for an homage to "The Oc," [Editor's Note: Please!] but it's equally likely to be about an Overeaters Anonymous group or the planet...
- Liz Shannon Miller
Read More: Brit Marling Talks 'The East,' 'Sound of My Voice' and Delivering on the Hype The independent world continues to discover the power of television as "indie darlings" Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij will be bringing their eight-episode hour-long series "The Oa" to Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the acquisition comes after a multi-network bidding war. Brit Marling is no TV virgin — she just recently appeared on the British import "Babylon" — but she and Batmanglij will be bringing their unique collaboration style (established by their past two features, "The Sound of My Voice" and "The East") to a serialized format. The premise of "The Oa" is under wraps. Indiewire's own Ben Travers probably has his fingers crossed for an homage to "The Oc," [Editor's Note: Please!] but it's equally likely to be about an Overeaters Anonymous group or the planet »
- Liz Shannon Miller
[Press Release] Beverly Hills, Calif., March 5, 2015 -- Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, has ordered The Oa, a new drama series starring Brit Marling. Zal Batmanglij (Sound of my Voice, The East) will direct, and Marling and Batmanglij will co-write The Oa. Eight hour-long episodes of the series will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016. “We are thrilled to be the home of the first television series Brit and Zal create together,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. “Whether in front of or behind the camera, or both, their creative voice is always uniquely captivating.” “Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij are singular innovators who are looking to push boundaries in new ways and embrace this incredible moment of »
- Pietro Filipponi
In yet another example of how television is becoming a hot destination for big-name film talents, Oscar winning filmmaker Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) has co-created and is executive-producing SundanceTV’s latest scripted series, the six-part comedy-drama Babylon, premiering tonight and starring Brit Marling (Another Earth, The East) and James Nesbitt (The Hobbit, The Missing). “Television has changed so much since I last worked there on .Inspector Morse,” said Boyle in a release for the show. “The confidence and ambition of writers writing for the medium is palpable and is electrifying audiences around the world.” Boyle found some of those electrifying writers in Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong … Continue reading →
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- Jeff Pfeiffer
15 items from 2015
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