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‘Love, Sonia’ to Open Bagri London Indian Film Fest

‘Love, Sonia’ to Open Bagri London Indian Film Fest
The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival will open with the world premiere of “Life of Pi” producer David Womark’s “Love, Sonia” on June 21 at Empire Leicester Square.

The U.S.-Indian production stars Demi Moore, Freida Pinto, Mark Duplass, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Anupam Kher and Adil Hussain. Director Tabrez Noorani will attend the opening with some of the talent. The film revolves around two sisters forced into prostitution in Mumbai.

The ninth edition of the fest closes June 29 at BFI Southbank with the U.K. premiere of “Venus,” helmed by Aisha Marjara. It is the story of transgender person who discovers, on the eve of surgery, about the existence of a son. The central gala is “T for Taj,” about a roadside vendor on the road to the Taj Mahal who gets tourists to teach the illiterate local kids in exchange for free food. Kireet Khuranna directs and Aki Falkner stars.
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Tully In St. Louis – Stars Charlize Theron

A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis). Trailer

Tully opens in theaters May 4, 2018. Check out the brand new clip from the film.

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'Duck Butter': Film Review | Tribeca 2018

'Duck Butter': Film Review | Tribeca 2018
It is a truth universally acknowledged that good artists sometimes get together and make underwhelming art. Duck Butter, premiering in the U.S. Narrative Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival, is a case in point. Directed by Miguel Arteta (Beatriz at Dinner), starring Alia Shawkat (TBS’ Search Party) and Laia Costa (the 2015 German thriller Victoria), written by Arteta and Shawkat and executive produced by Jay and Mark Duplass, the movie is stuffed with talent and buffed with hipster-indie polish. It’s also frequently silly, only fitfully involving and often surprisingly banal despite its outré premise: Two women meet and decide to...
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‘Wild Wild Country’: Mark Duplass and Filmmakers On Sheela’s Regrets, and If She’s a Psychopath — Turn It On Podcast

‘Wild Wild Country’: Mark Duplass and Filmmakers On Sheela’s Regrets, and If She’s a Psychopath — Turn It On Podcast
Mark Duplass admits that he can identify a bit with Ma Anand Sheela, the focus of Netflix’s buzzworthy docuseries “Wild Wild Country.”

The personal secretary to cult leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Sheela didn’t initially come to Oregon in the early 1980s to cause trouble. But after her attempts to build Rajneeshpuram — a multi-million dollar utopia in a remote part of the state — were met with resistance, she went on the offensive.

For Duplass, who executive produced “Wild Wild Country,” Sheela’s resolve kind of reminds him of his early days in filmmaking.

“Sheela started with ideological love and excitement to build this community, which is very similar to how I came into independent cinema,” Duplass told IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast. “I just want to make my creative stuff and make it good. But then Sheela started to get threatened and she accidentally realized that she was
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Netflix Orders Idris Elba Comedy ‘Turn Up Charlie,’ Duplass Brothers’ True Crime Series ‘Evil Genius’

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Netflix Orders Idris Elba Comedy ‘Turn Up Charlie,’ Duplass Brothers’ True Crime Series ‘Evil Genius’
Netflix is about to bring you some laughs from Idris Elba and a new true crime series to obsess over courtesy of the Duplass Brothers.

Elba is set to star in “Turn Up Charlie,” while Mark and Jay Duplass will be taking on the docuseries “Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist,” the streaming service announced Wednesday at a showcase event in Rome.

In the comedy, created Elba and Gary Reich, Elba plays a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.
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Netflix Orders True Crime Docuseries ‘The Staircase,’ ‘Evil Genius’

Netflix announced Wednesday that they have ordered the brand new true crime docuseries “Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist” as well as new episodes of fellow true crime series “The Staircase.”

The first is titled “The Staircase,” which tells the true story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16 year judicial battle that followed. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade was granted access to the case immediately following Kathleen’s death in 2001 in Durham,
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Netflix Picks Up True Crime Classic 'The Staircase,' Greenlights' Duplass Brothers' 'Evil Genius'

Netflix has jumped on The Staircase and bought into the Duplass Brothers' Evil Genius.

The streaming giant Wednesday said it was doubling down on true crime, acquiring the acclaimed documentary series The Staircase from Oscar-winning filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade and greenlighting a four-part doc from Jay and Mark Duplass, Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist.

Lestrade's original series, which followed the trial of crime novelist Michael Peterson, accused of murdering his wife, aired on ABC in 2004. The director recently revisited the story, following Peterson as he faces his final trial, producing three new hourlong...
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Watch Charlize Theron Give a Theater Full of Moms the Surprise of a Lifetime at Tully Screening

Watch Charlize Theron Give a Theater Full of Moms the Surprise of a Lifetime at Tully Screening
Moms’ night out just got a lot more fun!

A theater full of moms got the surprise of a lifetime when Charlize Theron crashed a screening of her new film Tully on Monday night.

Just as the film was about to start, Theron, 42, made a surprise entrance to introduce the movie.

“Go, mommies, go, mommies,” she said as she stood at the front of the theater in Los Angeles.

The crowd burst into applause as Theron walked out.

Theron and the cast, including Ron Livingston and Mackenzie Davis, attended a special showing of the film at a Moms’ Night Out Event in Arclight Culver City.
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Match Game on ABC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture Watch Is it sudden death time? Has the Match Game TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Match Game, season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A game show airing on the ABC television network, Match Game is hosted by Alec Baldwin. In the third season, celebrity panelists include: Joel McHale, Niecy Nash, Mark Duplass, Caroline Rhea, Jason Ritter, and Constance Zimmer. On Match Game, contestants try to match the answers to “fill in the blank” questions with as many celebrities as they can. At stake is a grand prize of $25,000. Read More…
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Emily Blunt movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ ‘Sicario,’ ‘Into the Woods’

Emily Blunt movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ ‘Sicario,’ ‘Into the Woods’
2018 is promising to be quite a year for Emily Blunt. The British actress has received some of the best reviews of her career for the film “A Quiet Place,” which is directed by and co-stars her real-life husband John Krasinski (“The Office”). As a pregnant wife who helps to lead her family to safety by trying to outwit alien creatures by not making a sound, Blunt offers a nearly silent performance with acting registering mostly with her face, a bold move that could result in awards attention later in the year.

See ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ trailer: Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda fly a kite [Watch]

And to top that off in December, Blunt will also play the title character in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” paired up with Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda as well as her third go-round with on-screen nemesis Meryl Streep, with whom Blunt co-starred in “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Into the Woods.
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Manhunt: Unabomber: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Discovery

Vulture Watch How goes the Unabomber investigation? Has the Manhunt: Unabomber TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Discovery Channel? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Manhunt season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A Discovery scripted anthology series, Manhunt: Unabomber stars Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jane Lynch, Mark Duplass, Michael Nouri, Brian d’Arcy James, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Elizabeth Reaser, Ben Weber, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers, and Brian F. O’Byrne. Manhunt: Unabomber recounts the true story of the FBI’s pursuit of a domestic terrorist thought to be the most lethal serial bomber of all time. The action centers on innovative FBI Agent and
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‘Unsane’: How the Star of a Global Box-Office Hit Turned His Back on Hollywood and Committed to Low-Budget Filmmaking

‘Unsane’: How the Star of a Global Box-Office Hit Turned His Back on Hollywood and Committed to Low-Budget Filmmaking
Two decades ago, Joshua Leonard was a 21-year-old wanderer, working in experimental film production in New York, in the final throes of drug addiction, and uncertain what he wanted to do in life. His father taught theater, but Leonard never considered acting as a career; on a whim, he pursued a role in a microbugeted found-footage horror movie. It was called “The Blair Witch Project,” and it went on to gross nearly $250 million worldwide on a $60,000 budget.

“I came into my career sideways,” the 42-year-old said in New York last week, a few days before his latest role, as a psychopathic stalker in Steven Soderbergh’s “Unsane,” hit theaters. It was a brisk, sunny afternoon in Greenwich Village. He was sitting on a bench in Washington Square Park, a few blocks from the apartment where he was staying while his wife, Alison Pill, acted in the Broadway production of “Three Tall Women” alongside Laurie Metcalf.
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“We are All Cracked Vessels”: Writer/Director Lynn Shelton on Her First Feature in Four Years, Outside In

After several years working in television, veteran independent filmmaker Lynn Shelton (Laggies, Your Sister’s Sister, Humpday) returns to the big screen with Outside In, a tense relationship drama dealing with the complexities of romance. Co-written by Jay Duplass and produced Washington-based Mel Eslyn and Lacey Leavitt, with both Jay and Mark Duplass on board as executive producers, the film opens today in theaters followed by a Netlix release on June 1. Jay Duplass stars as 38-year-old Chris, who is granted early parole thanks to the advocacy of Carol (Edie Falco), his former high-school teacher. As he struggles with the challenges […]
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“We are All Cracked Vessels”: Writer/Director Lynn Shelton on Her First Feature in Four Years, Outside In

After several years working in television, veteran independent filmmaker Lynn Shelton (Laggies, Your Sister’s Sister, Humpday) returns to the big screen with Outside In, a tense relationship drama dealing with the complexities of romance. Co-written by Jay Duplass and produced Washington-based Mel Eslyn and Lacey Leavitt, with both Jay and Mark Duplass on board as executive producers, the film opens today in theaters followed by a Netlix release on June 1. Jay Duplass stars as 38-year-old Chris, who is granted early parole thanks to the advocacy of Carol (Edie Falco), his former high-school teacher. As he struggles with the challenges […]
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‘Outside In’: Television Made Director Lynn Shelton a Better Filmmaker

‘Outside In’: Television Made Director Lynn Shelton a Better Filmmaker
Lynn Shelton has made six scruffy relationship dramedies, all set in her hometown of Seattle. When she picked up an agent after “Humpday” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, she figured she’d pay the bills with the occasional TV episode and continue shooting local movies. That’s not the way it turned out.

Over the last eight years, what began as a season-4 episode of “Mad Men” is now an in-demand career as a television comedy director, from Hulu’s “The Mindy Project” and “Casual” to IFC’s “Maron” and nine episodes of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.”

So when Shelton finally reassembled her Seattle film crew to shoot her seventh movie, “Outside In” — produced, co-written and starring Jay Duplass opposite Edie Falco and Kaitlyn Dever — everything was different. First, the movie is Shelton’s first drama. And second, she found herself more prepared than she had ever been.
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‘Outside In’: Television Made Director Lynn Shelton a Better Filmmaker

‘Outside In’: Television Made Director Lynn Shelton a Better Filmmaker
Lynn Shelton has made six scruffy relationship dramedies, all set in her hometown of Seattle. When she picked up an agent after “Humpday” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, she figured she’d pay the bills with the occasional TV episode and continue shooting local movies. That’s not the way it turned out.

Over the last eight years, what began as a season-4 episode of “Mad Men” is now an in-demand career as a television comedy director, from Hulu’s “The Mindy Project” and “Casual” to IFC’s “Maron” and nine episodes of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.”

So when Shelton finally reassembled her Seattle film crew to shoot her seventh movie, “Outside In” — produced, co-written and starring Jay Duplass opposite Edie Falco and Kaitlyn Dever — everything was different. First, the movie is Shelton’s first drama. And second, she found herself more prepared than she had ever been.
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First poster and trailer for Duck Butter starring Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa

Ahead of its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, the first trailer and poster have debuted for the upcoming comedy drama Duck Butter. Directed by Miguel Arteta, the film sees Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa leading a cast that includes Mae Whitman, Hong Chau, Kumail Nanjiani, Mark Duplass, and Kate Berlant; take a look here…

“Two women, who are dissatisfied with the dishonesty they see in dating and relationships, decide to make a pact to spend 24 hours together hoping to find a new way to create intimacy.”

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First Trailer for Miguel Arteta's Film 'Duck Butter' with Alia Shawkat

"You can't play it safe in love..." The Orchard + Netflix have debuted the first official trailer for an indie drama titled Duck Butter, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival coming up. If you really want to know what the title means, look it up on Urban Dictionary and you'll understand. The concept of the film involves two women who meet at a concert, played by Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa (from Newness), who decide to spend 24 hours together. They try to fast-forward through a relationship, hoping to find a new way to create intimacy and explore romance. The cast includes Mae Whitman, Hong Chau, Kumail Nanjiani, Mark Duplass, and Kate Berlant. This was also produced by the Duplass Brothers, and has that quirky indie charm that they're best at nurturing. Seems like it might be emotional yet enjoyable. Get a first look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Miguel Arteta's Duck Butter,
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‘Science Fair,’ ‘Nona’ Among Sun Valley Film Festival Winners

‘Science Fair,’ ‘Nona’ Among Sun Valley Film Festival Winners
The seventh annual Sun Valley Film Festival has announced its 2018 prizes, with the Audience Award going to documentary “Science Fair,” directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster.

The Producer’s Vision Award went to “Outside In,” directed by Lynn Shelton; produced by Mel Eslyn and Lacey Leavitt; and executive produced by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. The One in a Million awards, which is awarded to films that cost less than $1 million, went to Michael Polish’s “Nona” for narrative film and Bing Liu’s “Minding the Gap” for documentary.

The festival was held March 14-20 in the Idaho mountain resort, and presented honors to Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Bosworth, Jay Duplass and Lynn Shelton, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Gregg Renfrew and Beautycounter.

Award winners:

Audience Award

Winner: Science Fair, directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster

Producer’s Vision Award

Winner: Outside In, produced by Mel Eslyn and Lacey Leavitt
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Film Review: ‘Unlovable’

Film Review: ‘Unlovable’
Some people hate themselves so much, they can never be loved enough. There is much to admire in Suzi Yoonessi’s “Unlovable,” along with a teasingly provocative question to ponder: Just how difficult might it be for a Manic Pixie Dream Girl to cope with her own self-esteem issues?

Boldly drawing from her real-life experiences in a 12-step program for sex and love addiction, co-scriptwriter and lead player Charlene deGuzman yanks that stock character out of the romantic comedy recipe book and turns her inside out, to lay bare her deeply troubled, desperately needy soul. Better still, deGuzman pulls that off in a dramedy that remains winningly amusing even when it’s obvious that, in addition to providing what can only be described as subversive film criticism, she’s attempting to prod some members of her audience with shocks of recognition.

We are introduced to Joy (deGuzman) at a point
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