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Netflix’s Big Narrative Play: Why the Company Is Loading Up on Small Movies This Fall

24 September 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix’s buying spree that started at the Toronto International Film Festival isn’t over yet. The streaming giant picked up another Tiff entry this week by acquiring worldwide rights to the romance-heist movie “Tramps” for a reported $2 million. The film had its world premiere on September 10 at Tiff, which wrapped on September 18.

Read More: Reports of a Weak Market Are Greatly Exaggerated: Tiff Acquisition Market Heats Up as Distributors Claim Hot Titles

Netflix’s acquisition of writer-director Adam Leon’s (“Gimme the Loot”) second film comes following the company’s purchase of worldwide rights to director Vikram Gandhi’s Barack Obama movie “Barry” for a reported $4.5 million last weekend. The company also bought U.S. and select international rights to the post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie “What Happened to Monday?” from director Tommy Wirkola. The streaming giant is expected to add additional Tiff titles in the coming weeks.

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- Graham Winfrey

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Toronto: Netflix Buys Adam Leon’s Romantic Comedy ‘Tramps’

19 September 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights for “Tramps” following its debut at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Variety has confirmed.

It’s been a busy few weeks for the streaming giant, which picked up “Barry,” a look at the early days of President Barack Obama, and “What Happened to Monday?,” a sci-fi thriller with Noomi Rapace, out of the festival.

There were other studios circling “Tramps,” including A24 and The Orchard, although there were concerns that without big stars, its commercial prospects would be diminished. “Tramps” is the sophomore feature of Adam Leon, the writer and director who first attracted attention with 2012’s “Gimme the Loot.” It follows a bagman, who picks up the wrong briefcase in a drop gone wrong, and later falls in love with the driver.

In a largely positive review, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote that while the film doesn’t “break new ground,” it »

- Brent Lang

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’The Alchemist Cookbook’ New Trailer: Daring Film Heads to BitTorrent as Pay-What-You-Wish Deal

18 September 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you’ve ever been desperate enough to retreat into the Michigan wilderness and employ alchemy as a means of attaining wealth, you’re in luck! Joel Potrykus’ (“Buzzard,” “Ape”) latest feature, “The Alchemist Cookbook,” does just that and then some.

The good news: All that fresh air and solidarity can really give you time to think on things. The bad news: You might accidentally summon Satan. Watch the film’s newest trailer below.

Read More: The Indiewire Springboard: Joel Potrykus Makes Weird Little Movies In Michigan. Now He’s Fielding Offers From Hollywood. What’s Next?

In the new trailer, Ty Hickson (“Gimme the Loot”) stars as Sean, a hermit who ventures out into the forest in an attempt to materialize money via alchemy, but winds up discovering some something much more terrifying. Juxtaposing dark comedy with bizarre horror, Sean’s descent into madness is as absurdly eccentric as it is grim. »

- Mark Burger

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Trailer: Absurdist, Minimalist ‘The Alchemist Cookbook’ Starring Ty Hickson (‘Gimme the Loot’)

15 September 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Earlier this year, filmmaker Joel Potrykus had the NYC debut of his latest film “The Alchemist Cookbook” at the eight annual BAMcinemaFest. Starring Ty Hickson of “Gimme the Loot,” with Amari Cheatom of “Newlyweeds” fame in the only supporting role… Continue Reading → »

- Curtis Caesar John

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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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‘Tramps’ Toronto Review: A Guy, a Girl, a Briefcase and a Transporting NYC Romance

10 September 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ah, to be young, restless, maybe in love, and beholden to criminals. Therein lies the rascally appeal of Adam Leon’s second feature “Tramps,” which, coming after his similarly endearing (and similarly New York-set) debut “Gimme the Loot,” quickly establishes Leon as indie cinema’s most fleet-of-foot urban romantic. The echoes of fast-talking, flirty couples from screwball through French New Wave, from Woody Allen through every promising Woody wannabe, reverberate through this zippy, well-acted tale of a guileless aspiring chef (Callum Turner, “Queen & Country”) and a tart-tongued sharpie (Grace Van Patten) thrown together on a two-day adventure through the hubs and. »

- Robert Abele

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Tiff Exclusive: First-Look Clip From ‘Gimme The Loot’ Director Adam Leon’s ‘Tramps’ Starring Callum Turner & Grace Van Patten

10 September 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Though we wish more people had seen it, Adam Leon’s 2012 film “Gimme The Loot” is one of the best films about being young in recent years. Detailing the story of two young New York graffiti artists attempting to break into Citi Field, it had an inventive energy, a richness, and a great soundtrack that […]

The post Tiff Exclusive: First-Look Clip From ‘Gimme The Loot’ Director Adam Leon’s ‘Tramps’ Starring Callum Turner & Grace Van Patten appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Tiff 2016: Five Questions for Tramps Writer/Director Adam Leon

9 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Adam Leon’s fleet-footed Gimme the Loot was a giddy discovery out of SXSW in 2012. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize there, it went on to Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and announced Leon as a promising new voice in American independent film, one who married specificity of character and location with keen storytelling chops. Four years later, Leon has made a follow-up feature, Tramps, which premieres in Toronto in the Contemporary World Cinema section. Once more, there’s a man and a woman — in this case, rising stars Callum Turner and Grace Van Patten — and a peripatetic caper. Here, […] »

- Scott Macaulay

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You Have 1 Day to Watch These Movies Before They Disappear From Netflix

31 August 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. Although September will yield a ton of fun additions to the streaming platform, there are quite a few titles that will go away throughout the month. So if you're not done sobbing over A Walk to Remember or quoting Zoolander, you better get cracking. Time is ticking. Expiring Sept. 1 2 Fast 2 Furious A Walk to Remember Anywhere but Here Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher The Bridge on the River Kwai Call Me Crazy: A Five Film The Color Purple Crocodile Dundee Days of Thunder Defending Your Life Double Jeopardy Everybody Loves Raymond, seasons one to nine Exporting Raymond Flight of the Intruder Girl Rising Hachi: A Dog's Tale Hardball The Haunting Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz Our Man in Tehran Primal Fear Roboshark Roman Holiday S.W.A.T. Sins of My Father Spanglish Traffic The Weather Man The Wood Zoolander Expiring Sept. 4 Melissa and Joey, »

- Ryan Roschke

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Icons of Fright Talks The Alchemist Cookbook With Director Joel Potrykus

25 August 2016 1:26 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

During this year’s Fantasia Film Festival, one of the many impressive surprises was The Alchemist Cookbook (review), helmed by Buzzard director, Joel Potrykus. A scary and sometimes humorous look at a hermit’s experiments with alchemy and demonic conjuring, the film sets Potrykus apart, as one of the most unique voices working in independent cinema today. Potrykus was nice enough to chat with us for a little while about the film, his desire to do something quite different and a band we mutually adore, Smoking Popes. Read on!

 

Dude, The Alchemist Cookbook was the first film I saw out of Fantasia, and I seriously think it’s one of the most unique films I’ve ever seen in my life.

Oh that’s radical man, thank you.

I absolutely loved the hell out of it.

I read your review, really killer review. You seemed to really understand it, which is awesome. »

- Jerry Smith

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Toronto: Adam Leon's 'Tramps' seals sales deal

16 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: WestEnd Films boards Animal Kingdom-produced rom-com starring rising UK actor Callum Turner.

Ahead of its world premiere in Toronto, WestEnd Films has boarded Tramps, the sophomore feature from Gimme The Loot writer-director Adam Leon.

Rising British actor and former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Callum Turner (BBC-twc’s War & Peace) stars in the rom-com, which is produced by Joshua Astrachan (Short Term 12) and David Kaplan (It Follows) of New York indie maestros Animal Kingdom, alongside Andrea Roa (Drinking Buddies) and Jamund Washington (Gimme The Loot). Washington also shares a story by credit on the film. 

Green Room star Turner plays opposite another rising actor Grace Van Patten, who recently wrapped on Noah Baumbach’s upcoming untitled comedy with Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman.

In Tramps, Ellie (Van Patten) and Danny (Turner) are an unlikely pair of would-be criminals thrown together over two New York City summer days. Their misadventures »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Toronto: Adam Leon's 'Tramps' scores sales deal

16 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: WestEnd Films boards Animal Kingdom-produced rom-com starring rising UK actor Callum Turner.

Ahead of its world premiere in Toronto, WestEnd Films has boarded Tramps, the sophomore feature from Gimme The Loot writer-director Adam Leon.

Rising British actor and former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Callum Turner (BBC-twc’s War & Peace) stars in the rom-com, which is produced by Joshua Astrachan (Short Term 12) and David Kaplan (It Follows) of New York indie maestros Animal Kingdom, alongside Andrea Roa (Drinking Buddies) and Jamund Washington (Gimme The Loot). Washington also shares a story by credit on the film. 

Green Room star Turner plays opposite another rising actor Grace Van Patten, who recently wrapped on Noah Baumbach’s upcoming untitled comedy with Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman.

In Tramps, Ellie (Van Patten) and Danny (Turner) are an unlikely pair of would-be criminals thrown together over two New York City summer days. Their misadventures »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Adam Leon's Toronto-bound 'Tramps' scores sales deal

16 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: WestEnd Films boards Animal Kingdom-produced rom-com starring rising UK actor Callum Turner.

Ahead of its world premiere in Toronto, WestEnd Films has boarded Tramps, the sophomore feature from Gimme The Loot writer-director Adam Leon.

Rising British actor and former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Callum Turner (BBC-twc’s War & Peace) stars in the rom-com, which is produced by Joshua Astrachan (Short Term 12) and David Kaplan (It Follows) of New York indie maestros Animal Kingdom, alongside Andrea Roa (Drinking Buddies) and Jamund Washington (Gimme The Loot). Washington also shares a story by credit on the film. 

Green Room star Turner plays opposite another rising actor Grace Van Patten, who recently wrapped on Noah Baumbach’s upcoming untitled comedy with Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman.

In Tramps, Ellie (Van Patten) and Danny (Turner) are an unlikely pair of would-be criminals thrown together over two New York City summer days. Their misadventures »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Fantasia Review: The Alchemist Cookbook

13 July 2016 5:10 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

One of the many wonderful things about covering film festivals is how with every one you attend, you end up discovering new gems. Films which don’t play by the typical Hollywood rules, think outside of the box and offer their viewers fresh and interesting new takes on telling great genre stories. Fantasia is that type of festival and with every year that comes and goes, I tend to walk away excited and rejuvenated, having experienced films that show that if you have an imagination and an enthralling story, then you’ll leave an impression. Past Fantasia films that have left their mark on me, like Nicholas McCarthy’s At The Devil’S Door and Gabriel Carrer’s The Demolisher are films which became instant favorites of mine.

Joining the ranks of those films, is the Joel Potrykus-helmed demonic possession film, The Alchemist Cookbook, a film so imaginative and full of laughs and scares, »

- Jerry Smith

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‘Trainspotting,’ ‘Simon Killer,’ ‘The Loneliest Planet’ & More Indies Headed to Hulu in July — See Our Curated List

22 June 2016 3:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A great many shows and movies are coming to Hulu next month, some more notable than others. To skip the chaff and go straight to the wheat, allow us to collate and curate a selection of the most notable titles available to stream in July:

“48 Hours” and “Another 48 Hours”

“The Aviator”

Berberian Sound Studio

Broadway Danny Rose

The Brothers Bloom

“Devil’s Pass”

Dirty Wars

“Dirty Work”

“‘Don’t Look Now”

Escape From Alcatraz

Finding Neverland

Fish Tank

“Flashdance”

Gimme the Loot

“Glory”

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Reed Morano To Direct Elisabeth Moss In The Hulu Series

“Hackers”

“Hunger”

The Hunt for Red October

“In the Loop”

“Jimmy P”

Liberal Arts

Like Someone in Love

The Loneliest Planet

Lonesome Jim

“Manderlay”

Me and You and Everyone We Know

Mommie Dearest

“Phoenix”

“Rosemary’s Baby”

Read More: ‘Transparent’ Ratings Lag Behind Rivals on Netflix & Hulu

“Sightseers”

Simon Killer »

- Michael Nordine

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‘The Alchemist Cookbook’ and Joel Potrykus’ Deliberate Black Casting Decisions

17 June 2016 12:28 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Last night, filmmaker Joel Potrykus had the NYC debut of his latest film “The Alchemist Cookbook” at the eight annual BAMcinemaFest. Starring Ty Hickson of “Gimme the Loot,” with Amari Cheatom of “Newlyweeds” fame in the only supporting role (outside… Continue Reading → »

- Curtis Caesar John

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Maximum Sentence: McCaul Lombardi & Crew Get Paroled for Porterfield’s “Soller’s Point”

15 April 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

McCaul Lombardi (who’ll be on the Croisette in the featured Andrea Arnold’s American Honey quartet comprised of Sasha Lane, Shia Labeouf and Arielle Holmes) will topline and Tashiana Washington (Gimme the Loot), recording Artist Breezay and veteran actor James Belushi (who’ll next be seen in Katie Says Goodbye) are part of the make-up of indie Baltimore based helmer Matt Porterfield‘s Soller’s Point.

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- Eric Lavallee

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Film Review: ‘The Alchemist Cookbook’

18 March 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If you only see two American indie features co-starring Satan this year, one should obviously be “The Witch.” The other almost certainly will turn out to be “The Alchemist Cookbook,” the latest micro-budget effort from Grand Rapids, Mich., auteur Joel Potrykus. Hardly a conventional horror movie — though it would match up very nicely on a double bill with “The Witch,” or “The Blair Witch Project” for that matter — and far from scary (save for its protagonist), this unclassifiable miniature involving a man in a trailer in the woods trying to contact the Dark Lord is as funny and distinctive as it is near-plotless. It’s certain to expand the writer-director’s audience from his more reality-tethered black comedy “Buzzard,” which also premiered in SXSW’s Visions program two years earlier.

Though we have zero idea how exactly he wound up here, Sean (Ty Hickson, “Gimme the Loot”) seems to know »

- Dennis Harvey

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Writer/Director Joel Potrykus on his Genre Defying SXSW Splash: The Alchemist Cookbook

18 March 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

I was graced with the opportunity to talk shop on The Alchemist Cookbook, a SXSW gem that saturated all three of its screenings with starved festival foodies, with writer/director Joel Potrykus. Buzzfeed has genred it horror, but I'd be damned before I stuck the film a label. Joel and I talk a little about what happened behind the scenes on this divisive, unignorable beast, of a film. Take a look.

Joel lays it out for us:

So I was here two years ago with Buzzard, and it got a great reception... And the one place we knew this could exist at is, again, South By Southwest. Because it’s super uncommercial, and not at all for the mainstream and I’m super stoked to bring it here. I wanted to do something totally different from Buzzard. No white people, no cities... But, people tell me, it still has the »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Aaron Hunt)

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