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Brit Marling's got a gun on this exclusive 'The Keeping Room' poster

9 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Could we be seeing a quiet resurgence of the Western? During the Comic-Con presentation for "The Hateful Eight," Quentin Tarantino talked about being a Western director, and said that he doesn't feel like he's earned the right to call himself that until and unless he makes a third Western. The idea that we could see three Westerns inside of a decade, much less from one filmmaker, feels sort of groundbreaking considering how many times the genre has been pronounced dead over the years. What's really exciting is seeing that there are big studio Westerns being made as well as small indie Westerns, and once again, as in the heyday of the genre, any numbers of stories are being told. The Western is the American mythic form, a type of storytelling that allows us to tell big moral stories against this remarkable backdrop. And it sounds like "The Keeping Room" is »

- Drew McWeeny

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Mc Ren Has A Big Problem With Straight Outta Compton

18 August 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Straight Outta Compton emerged as the number one movie in America during its opening weekend, and it helped push Universal past the $2 billion mark at the domestic yearly box office, making it the fastest studio to reach that mark. But you know who.s not all too happy about the film? The real Mc Ren. The original member of N.W.A. spoke out about his depiction in the film, and, according to him, it wasn.t accurate.  On the Saturday the 15th, the rapper tweeted the following: True fans know my role in the group as far a lyrics are concerned, don't let the movie fool you about my contribution to the group. . Mc Ren (@mcrencpt) August 15, 2015 Aldis Hodge of A Good Day to Die Hard and The East portrayed Mc Ren in Straight Outta Compton, and his character definitely took a backseat in relation to the other members. »

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New poster and trailer for The Keeping Room starring Brit Marling

15 August 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first poster and trailer have arrived online for director Daniel Barber’s upcoming western The Keeping Room. Check them out here…

In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Brit Marling, Arbitrage, The East) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Sam Worthington, Avatar & Kyle Soller, BBC’s “Poldark”) who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2) and their female slave Mad (newcomer Muna Otaru.) When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend their home––and themselves––as the escalating attacks become more unpredictable and relentless.

The Keeping Room is set for »

- Gary Collinson

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Brit Marling Fights for Strong Roles in Films Like 'The Keeping Room' (Trailer)

14 August 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Brainy actress Brit Marling plays yet another sharp role in 2014 Toronto world premiere "The Keeping Room" (Drafthouse Films, September 25), a Civil War drama that mixes a character study with the home invasion genre. Marling has been charting her own course ever since she broke out at Sundance 2011 as the writer-producer-lead of two indies, Mike Cahill's "Another Earth" and Zal Batmanglij's "Sound of My Own Voice." She went on to play smart daughters in both Robert Redford's "The Company We Keep" and "Arbitrage," opposite Richard Gere; she collaborated again with Batmanglij on eco-terrorist thriller "The East," and with Cahill on twisty science film "I, Origins." Watch: Brit Marling on 'The East' This time, a friend sent Marling a script from an unlikely source, schoolteacher-turned-screenwriter Julia Hart, which was so compelling that the actress read it through a second time without »

- Anne Thompson

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Hailee Steinfeld returns to Westerns in first trailer for ‘The Keeping Room’

14 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld will be making her third foray into the Western genre later this year in The Keeping Room, alongside Another Earth and The East star Brit Marling.

The Keeping Room, whose first trailer has now been released, marks the debut of screenwriter Julia Hart, with Harry Brown director Daniel Barber helming the feature. Steinfeld and Marling are joined onscreen by Muna Otaru, Kyle Soller, Ned Dennehy, and Sam Worthington.

The film’s synopsis is as follows:

Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women – two sisters and one African-American slave – must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.

The Keeping Room originally ended up on The Black List, a collection of sought-after unproduced screenplays, in 2012. The film’s original cast was comprised of Steinfeld, Olivia Wilde, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Brit Marling, Sam Worthington And Hailee Steinfeld Star In New Trailer For The Keeping Room

14 August 2015 6:33 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Called “a feminist western with bite” (Indiewire) and “a beautifully breathless revisionist western” midway between Cold Mountain and Straw Dogs (Little White Lies), anchored in the “bold and fearless” performances (Film School Rejects) delivered by its lead women,” Drafthouse Films has released a new trailer for The Keeping Room.

In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Brit Marling, Arbitrage, The East) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Sam Worthington, Avatar & Kyle Soller, BBC’s “Poldark”) who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2) and their female slave Mad (newcomer Muna Otaru.) When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch: Sam Worthington Hunts Brit Marling In Trailer For Thriller 'The Keeping Room'

13 August 2015 2:34 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There have been many films set in the south during the Civil War, but none quite like "The Keeping Room." It's a taut thriller that takes place far from the front lines, where random violence punctuates the tense rural air. It's in this environment that the film unfolds. Starring Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Muna Otaru, and Sam Worthington, the story follows two sisters and their female slave who are riding out the war in an isolated farmhouse, when some drunken soldiers with evil deeds on their minds come calling. Here's the official synopsis:  Read More: Review: 'The Keeping Room' Starring Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, And Sam Worthington In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Brit Marling, Arbitrage, The East) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Sam Worthington, Avatar) who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Something Dangerous Looms on the Horizon in Exclusive 'The Keeping Room' Poster

12 August 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Toronto Review: 'The Keeping Room' is a Feminist Western With Bite Making waves at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, Daniel Barber's "The Keeping Room" received specific praise for having a more inspired and feminist take on the American Western. The film is written by Julia Hart, whose script was on the Black List, and stars Brit Marling ("Arbitrage," "The East") Sam Worthington and Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit," "Pitch Perfect 2").  The official synopsis, courtesy of Drafthouse Films, reads: "In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Marling) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Worthington) who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise (Steinfeld) and their female slave Mad (newcomer Muna Otaru.) »

- Ethan Sapienza

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl movie review: crossing no-woman’s-land to adulthood

7 August 2015 4:23 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

It shouldn’t be radical to see a movie treat a girl with this level of appreciation and understanding of her most intimate inner self. Yet it is. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about girls and women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The projector kept choking, at the press screening of The Diary of a Teenage Girl I attended. For a long stretch during the middle of the film, every few minutes it would sputter and skip and then just go black. It was a little annoying, of course, and a bit of a mood killer, naturally, but mostly it was kind of amusing. I found myself thinking: Even this machine has been trained to think that any depiction of raw, bawdy female sexual desire is dangerous, and cannot be allowed, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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‘Freeheld’, with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, gets its first trailer

23 July 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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.

The film, which is based on the story of a real-life couple, sees Moore and Page play the two leads, directed by Raising Victor VargasPeter Sollett. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Return to Sender movie review: yes, return to sender

21 May 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

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

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Watch: Tension Builds for Elizabeth Banks and Diane Lane in Exclusive 'Every Secret Thing' Clip

16 May 2015 12:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[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

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11 Indie Filmmakers We Want to See Make TV on Netflix, Amazon or Hulu

9 March 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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. »

- Indiewire

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Brit Marling’s new series headed to Netflix

6 March 2015 9:50 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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.

Netflix has been busy lately »

- Zach Dennis

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Jenny Slate Re-Teams With Obvious Child Director for a TV Series

6 March 2015 8:35 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Also: Brit Marling is re-teaming with Sound of My Voice and The East director Zal Batmanglij for a Netflix series

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- Christopher Campbell

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The Oa: Netflix Orders New Drama Series

5 March 2015 6:14 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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"

Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij Created Series that Marling Stars in and Batmanglij Directs

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.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Netflix Picks Up Drama Series ‘The Oa’ From Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij

5 March 2015 2:50 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

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

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Zal Batmanglij To Direct Brit Marling Netflix TV Series ‘The Oa’

5 March 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

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, […]

The post Zal Batmanglij To Direct Brit Marling Netflix TV Series ‘The Oa’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Netflix Orders Drama Series ‘The Oa’ From Brad Pitt’s Plan B, Anonymous Content

5 March 2015 10:07 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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Netflix Orders Brit Marling Drama The Oa To Series

5 March 2015 8:47 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a multiple-network bidding war, Netflix has picked up The Oa, a top-secret drama starring Another Earth‘s Brit Marling, for eight hourlong episodes to premiere next year.

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

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