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In the closing moments of the next "Deutschland 83" (SundanceTV), the first German-language series to air on U.S. television, protagonist Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) orders a round of "crazy" cocktails for himself and a beautiful young woman. For all the novelty of a Cold War espionage thriller set in the bureaucratic heart of West Germany, however, the music cue that accompanies the moment is strangely familiar. Underlining the action with David Bowie's "Modern Love," released in 1983 and recently revived by Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig in "Frances Ha" (2012), the otherwise efficient, engrossing "Deutschland 83" exhibits its one notable flaw, a worrisome example of the medium's fast-approaching future, which is a recurring sense of déjà vu. Read More: "For the Love of God (or Country), Start Watching 'The Americans'" It may be no more than a fluke of timing, coming amid TV's current fever for »
- Matt Brennan
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.The New York Film Festival has revealed that Robert Zemeckis's much-anticipated 3D quasi-heist film The Walk will open the 2015 event. The newly released full trailer can be watched above.Famed writer Jean Gruault has died at the age of 90. Gruault had written scripts for François Truffaut (Jules and Jim), Jacques Rivette (The Nun), Alain Resnais (Mon oncle d'Amérique), and others, including writing the novel on which Valérie Donzelli's Cannes competitor this year, Marguerite & Julien, was based.We're crossing our fingers that Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will make 50+ cinemas in the U.S. equipped to project 70mm.This week is a trailer bonanza, including Mistress America, the new Noah Baumbach collaboration with actress Greta Gerwig after Frances Ha.This Long Century has published several new pieces, including »
The Walking Dead, The Way, Daredevil, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on AMC, Netflix, and Hulu.
The Walking Dead (AMC)
The Alexandria community will gain a key addition in the sixth season as actor Corey Hawkins has just been announced as a new recurring cast member. Hawkins will bring the important supplies forager, Heath to life when new episodes of The Walking Dead resume this Fall.
The Way (Hulu)
Michelle Monaghan (True Detective, Source Code) has been tapped as the female lead in the Hulu original drama series The Way (working title). Mike Cahill (Another Earth) will direct the first episode of the 10-episode series
The Way examines a family at the center of a controversial movement struggling with relationships, »
- Rollo Tomasi
Director Noah Baumbach and writer/actress Greta Gerwig crafted a hell of a film in Frances Ha, and the two have reunited for the upcoming Mistress America. The story follows that of Tracy (Lola Kirke), a lonely college freshman in New York, who has neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. She is then taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta... Read More »
- Sean Wist
At this point, I could watch Noah Baumbach and Great Gerwig read the phone book. They are just that good together.
The first trailer for their latest collaboration, Mistress America, was released on Wednesday and it looks like it will be the spiritual sequel to Frances Ha we all didn’t know we needed. The film stars Gerwig and Lola Kirke.
In this film, Tracy (Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.
The film just oozes the same humor and spunk that Frances Ha had and with Baumbach »
- Zach Dennis
College freshman Tracy (Kirke) feels alone and isolated on the campus of her university, desperate to find companionship.
Her life takes a crazy turn when she moves in with step-sister Brooke (Gerwig), and soon is swept into Brooke's wild lifestyle.
Mistress America opens in the Us on August 14. A UK release hasn't yet been set. »
Greenberg and Frances Ha director Noah Baumbach has made yet another film with his muse (and real-life girlfriend), Greta Gerwig. Set in New York City, Mistress America features Gerwig as Brooke, an adventurous New Yorker who takes her soon-to-be stepsister (Lola Kirke) under her wing. Brooke lives in Times Square, freelances as an interior decorator, and prides herself on being an autodidact. She also spouts off useful advice like: "There is no cheating when you're 18. You should all be touching each other all the time." Even if you haven't seen Baumbach and Gerwig's previous collaborations, it's time to hop aboard the quirky train. Mistress America opened to great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, and it hits theaters on Aug. 14. »
"She did everything and nothing. Being around her was like being in New York City." Fox Searchlight has debuted the first trailer for Noah Baumbach's Mistress America, co-starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke as oddball unlikely friends in New York City. This film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January to great buzz, and has been called a spiritual sequel of sorts to Frances Ha, the last film from Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach. Essentially it picks up with the character and another one of her friends, this time her "soon-to-be stepsister". This looks quite charming and quite fun, and perhaps painfully honest, but that's why it's getting such rave reviews. Get your first look below at Baumbach's other new film this year. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Noah Baumbach's Mistress America, direct via YouTube: Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York City, »
- Alex Billington
Fox Searchlight will open "Mistress America" -- in which lonely New York college freshman Tracy (Lola Kirke) is taken in by her almost stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig), a dangerously entertaining urban sophisticate who draws her into her crazy schemes--in the quieter August corridor rather than taking it on the more congested and expensive fall festival route. If audiences embrace it--and I think they will--then the distributor will assess its awards chances--Best Actress and Original Screenplay come to mind. Read More: Noah Baumbach on Career Moves, from Personal "While We're Young" to Comedy Breakout "Mistress America" Baumbauch wrote with his partner and actress muse Gerwig (who collaborated with him memorably on "Frances Ha"), creating the most entertaining screwball heroine since Holly Golightly. Brooke is capable of such one-liners as: "Sometimes I think I'm a genius, and I wish I could fast forward to the time when everyone »
- Anne Thompson
We've already seen one film from Noah Baumbach this year, the highly praised but (in my opinion) somewhat disappointing While We're Young, and come the end of the summer we get to see another, Mistress America, which finds Baumbach joining forces with his Frances Ha and Greenberg muse Greta Gerwig. Today brings the first trailer for the film, as well as a new poster that looks very Whit Stillman-y at first glance... and at second glance... and at third glance, too. Not a bad thing, as I'm a Whit Stillman fan, and with Frances Ha my favorite Baumbach film thus far, I'm pretty excited to see what comes of an apparent screwball comedy that reunites the creative forces of Baumbach and Gerwig. Mistress America stars Lola Kirke -- whom you might recognize from Gone Girl -- as Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York who is having neither »
- Jordan Benesh
What if Frances Ha grew up? Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig team up again with Mistress America, Baumbach's second movie of 2015. Gerwig plays Brooke, a 30-something woman living in New York who befriends Tracy, a young college freshman (played by Lola Kirke) who's new to the city. Naturally, Tracy is dazzled by Gerwig's cool New York ways, like how she has her own apartment and is also an autodidact. Hooray for hapless youth! »
- E. Alex Jung
Fox Searchlight has just released the Mistress America trailer. The film follows Tracy (Lola Kirke), a freshman college student who finds friendship and inspiration in her stepsister-to-be, Brooke (Greta Gerwig). I saw the movie at Sundance and it feels like it completes a trilogy director Noah Baumbach began with Frances Ha and continued with While We’re Young. All three movies carry a strong New York City vibe, but also feel universal when it comes to exploring the follies of youth. Gerwig, who co-wrote the script, gives another terrific performance, and the film should also put Kirke on people’s radars. Check out the Mistress America trailer below, and click here to read Adam’s review from Sundance. The film opens August 14th. Here’s the official synopsis: In Mistress America, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. »
- Matt Goldberg
Read More: Sundance Review: Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig's 'Mistress America' is an Endearing Screwball Comedy Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig became quite the breakout pair after "Frances Ha" turned into one of 2013's most critically acclaimed indies, and now the duo has re-teamed for "Mistress America," a screwball comedy once again centered around the generational humor of self-aware New Yorkers. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and marks Baumbach's second release of 2015 following the success of spring's "While We're Young." The official synopsis reads: "Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced »
- Zack Sharf
It’s exciting to watch a filmmaker working in a seemingly new form at a very quick clip. You could argue there have been two stages to director Noah Baumbach’s career —namely, before and after 2005's “The Squid And The Whale." Recently, Baumbach entered a looser and off-the-cuff phase after 2012’s “Frances Ha.” Shot in secret and on the fly, ‘Frances’ injected a kind of B-12 shot into the director, and 2015 finds the filmmaker releasing two films released in one year. March saw the release of the effervescent and observant “While We’re Young,” which will be followed by “Mistress America.” Read More: Review: Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young' Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver & Amanda Seyfried “Mistress America” is another tale concerning cross-generational friendship, namely with a college freshman and a 30-something career woman. Here’s the official synopsis: In Mistress America, Tracy (Lola Kirke »
- Edward Davis
The film screened in January at the Sundance Film Festival. In his review, Variety’s Scott Foundas wrote, “Greta Gerwig shines in a tailor-made role in her and Noah Baumbach’s spirited screwball follow-up to ‘Frances Ha.'”
In Mistress America, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.
- Michelle McCue
Noah Baumbach is on a creative tear these days, seemingly rejuvenated from the off-the-cuff shooting style of “Frances Ha.” In 2015, “The Squid And The Whale” director will be the rare filmmaker to have two movies released in the same year. In March, A24 Films released “While We’re Young,” and later this summer Fox Searchlight will release his second effort of the year, “Mistress America.” Baumbach’s films are always wry, sharply observed comedies with humanist tendencies, often centering on youth, ambition, and aging out of cultural relevance. “Mistress America” certainly tackles many of these topics too, but it’s a bit like Baumbach on amphetamines, with a sped-up screwball approach to his already delightful and insightful comedies. Our review from Sundance earlier this year says the movie is another keeper: "Baumbach’s breezy hot streak continues with another contemporary classic New York tale." Read More: Sundance Review: Noah Baumbach’s ‘Mistress America’ Starring. »
- Edward Davis
Upon its Cannes premiere and ever since, Stéphane Lafleur’s Tu dors Nicole (You’re Sleeping Nicole) was instantly and endlessly pegged as the Québécois equivalent of Frances Ha. Understandable, given that it’s a black-and-white portrait of two close girlfriends’ extended falling-out as one conspicuously matures while the other flounders aimlessly. Still, Nicole‘s tempered acridness and emphasis on the annoyances of minimum-wage jobs taken upon reluctant entrance to the working world makes Ghost World a closer point of reference. Despite taking place at a post-undergrad time in its characters’ lives, the vibe is similarly very high school (minus the unpleasantness and pain that can come with that terrain): […] »
- Vadim Rizov
Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Lafleur’s Eccentric Portrait of One Hazy Summer
Quebecois filmmaker Stephane Lafleur’s third film, Tu dors Nicole (“You’re Sleeping Nicole) unfolds over one drifting summer through the life of a semi-irresponsible young woman. Lazy moments etched in beautiful black and white cinematography stylistically recalls a similar tale of directionless youth in Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha, though Lafleur and regular co-writer Valerie Beugrand-Champagne seem less invested in instilling their heroine with a similar sense of infectious charm.
Nicole (Juliane Cote) is left to look after her house while her parents are away over the summer. Though they’ve left explicit instructions, Nicole herself has nothing particularly pressing to do other than working a dead end job at a donation center and hang out with her best friend Veronique (Catherine St. Laurent). The young women seem resigned to depend on the other’s plans as they wander around town, »
- Nicholas Bell
The first trailer has arrived online for The End of the Tour, the critically-acclaimed drama from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which stars Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Jesse Eisenberg (Night Moves). Check it out below after the official synopsis…
The End Of The Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. »
- Scott J. Davis
Lionsgate Home Entertainment and A24 have officially announced the Blu-ray release of While We’re Young, the new comedy from director Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha) and starring Ben Stiller (Zoolander), Naomi Watts (Birdman), Adam Driver (Girls), Amanda Seyfried (Ted 2) and Charles Grodin (Midnight Run), which will be released on June 30th.
Pre-order While We’Re Young Via Amazon
Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts shine in this fresh and insightful comedy from filmmaker Noah Baumbach. After Josh (Stiller) and his wife Cornelia (Watts) meet a free-spirited twenty-something couple (Driver and Seyfried), they adopt a new lifestyle complete with hip-hop dance classes and mind-expanding parties. But with each hilarious attempt to act young, Josh and Cornelia start to appreciate the rewards of growing old together.
Special Features will include:
–Six Behind-the-Scenes Vignettes:
“Working with Filmmaker Noah Baumbach”
“Working with Charles Grodin”
- Scott J. Davis
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