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Movie Review – Submission (2018)

Submission, 2018.

Written and Directed by Richard Levine.

Starring Stanley Tucci, Addison Timlin, Janeane Garofalo, Ritchie Coster, Colby Minifie, Jessica Hecht, and Kyra Sedgwick.

Synopsis:

A cynical college professor takes a keen interest in a talented young writing student.

You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs… or something like that as in Submission young aspiring writer Angela (Addison Timlin) is enrolled in a college creative writing course under the tutelage of a pseudo-famous novelist struggling to crank out a follow-up that lives up to the expectations of his first named Ted Swenson (Stanley Tucci turning in some of his best acting of the decade) and strikes up a flirtatious friendship with him after class hours to receive honest feedback on her work-in-progress debut book titled “Eggs”, which is actually about a young woman with a sexual desire for her teacher. The obvious parallel here is that Angela
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Submission movie review: a hot take on gender power dynamics from opposite-world

MaryAnn’s quick take… In the moment of #MeToo and #TimesUp, this tale of the relationship between an older male professor and his young female student is howlingly out of step and outrageously tone deaf. And that’s on top of its tedious clichés. I’m “biast” (pro): love Stanley Tucci

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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Movies can take years to make, so it’s impossible to know into what sort of cultural zeitgeist the finished project will ultimately be released. But a special booby prize must go to Submission for getting it so opposite-world, upside-down wrong. I means, sure, this film would have been offensive when it debuted at the Los Angeles Film Festival last June, but since then we’ve had Harvey Weinstein,
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‘Submission’ Review: Stanley Tucci Plays a Horny College Professor in a Frustrating Drama About Sexual Harassment on Campus

Ted Swenson (Stanley Tucci) is a living cliché, and he knows it. A middle-aged writer with one “moderately successful book under my belt” (his words, via Tucci’s jaunty voiceover), Ted thought that a teaching job at a Vermont liberal arts college would be the perfect short-term gig while he penned his second novel. Ten years later, tenure is the only thing Ted has to show for his time.

At least, that’s how he feels about it — a cushy job, a full head of hair, and a healthy marriage (to Kyra Sedgwick) don’t mean a damn thing to an author who can’t make good on the promise of their own potential. He used to want his class to fall in love with him; now he just stares at the clock and hopes to wait out the hour. “When do I get more?” Ted asks one of his students,
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'Submission' Review: Movie About Student-Teacher Affair Fails Gender Politics 101

'Submission' Review: Movie About Student-Teacher Affair Fails Gender Politics 101
A film about a male teacher getting it on with his female student ought to touch a nerve in the era of #MeToo. But Submission – despite valiant performances from Stanley Tucci and Addison Timlin as the parties involved – lacks the spark it needs to spring to life.

Tucci plays Ted Swenson, a prof who teaches creative writing at a second-rate New England college and fills classrooms on the success fumes from his acclaimed first book, concerning his father's fatal decision to light himself on fire to protest the war in Vietnam.
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Administering angel by Anne-Katrin Titze

Francine Prose on Stanley Tucci, Kyra Sedgwick, Addison Timlin, Jessica Hecht, Janeane Garofalo, Peter Gallagher, and Ritchie Coster in Submission: "I think the casting is extraordinary." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Based on Francine Prose's 2000 novel Blue Angel, inspired by Josef von Sternberg's 1930 film Der Blaue Engel, adapted from Heinrich Mann's book Professor Unrat from 1905, Submission links present with past. If Angela Argo in Richard Levine's Submission were to set out to do what Marlene Dietrich's Lola Lola did to Emil Jannings' Professor Immanuel Rath, what would that look like in the second decade of the 21st century?

Ted Swenson (Stanley Tucci) with his student Angela (Addison Timlin)

Submission with cinematography by Hillary Spera (Reed Morano's Meadowland) tells the wayward tale of Ted Swenson (Stanley Tucci), a professor who teaches creative writing at a small Vermont college. Once a celebrated author, he now has trouble putting anything creative on paper himself,
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Submission Movie Review

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Submission Reviewed by: Harvey Karten Director: Richard Levin Screenwriter: Richard Levin based on Francine Prose’s novel “Blue Angel Cast: Stanley Tucci, Kyra Sedgwick, Addison Timlin, Janeane Garofalo, Peter Gallagher, Ritchie Coster, Jessica Hecht Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 1/22/18 Opens: March 2, 2018 in NY. Time’s up! This is the call of women who are […]

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Poster and trailer for Submission starring Addison Timlin, Stanley Tucci and Kyra Sedgwick

Ahead of its limited release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming drama Submission. Written and directed by Richard Levine, the film is based on Francine Prose’s novel Blue Angel and features a cast that includes Addison Timlin, Stanley Tucci, Kyra Sedgwick, and Janeane Garofalo; take a look below…

“Ted (Stanley Tucci) is a once-acclaimed author who teaches writing at a small liberal arts college. Though his marriage to Sherrie (Kyra Sedgwick) is comfortable, he finds himself drowning in discontent — stuffy departmental dinners at which he drinks too much, smug colleagues whom he dislikes yet fears he resembles, and an endless stream of untalented students. But when a new pupil, Angela (Addison Timlin), shows promise Ted focuses on nurturing her career, and she appears more than willing to devote the one-on-one time required. Basking in Angela’s youth, talent, and admiration, just as she benefits from Ted’s wisdom,
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Kyra Sedgwick: "Submission"

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Sneak Peek footage from writer/director Richard Levine's 'obsessive love' feature "Submission", based on the novel "Blue Angel" by Francine Prose, starring Stanley Tucci, Kyra Sedgwick and Janeane Garofalo:

"...'Ted Swenson' (Tucci) is a once-acclaimed author who teaches writing at a small liberal arts college. Though his marriage to 'Sherrie' (Sedgwick) is comfortable...

"...he finds himself drowning in discontent with smug colleagues and an endless stream of students who are as untalented as they are unteachable.

"But when a new pupil, 'Angela Argo' (Addison Timlin), shows promise, Ted focuses on nurturing her career and it becomes unclear whether Ted is predator or prey and Angela is victim or victimizer..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Submission"
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Stanley Tucci in First Trailer for Sexual Harassment Drama 'Submission'

"I wanted to talk to you about a novel I'm writing..." Paladin has released the first official trailer for an indie drama titled Submission, from writer/director Richard Levine, adapted from one of Francine Prose's novels. This edgy drama addressing sexual harassment is about a cynical college professor at a small liberal arts college who takes a keen interest in a talented young writing student who admires his work. Stanley Tucci stars as the professor, a a once-acclaimed author who meets a student named Angela that makes him question everything. "It's only a matter of time before lines are crossed and it becomes unclear whether Ted is predator or prey and Angela is victim or victimizer." Very interesting description. The full cast includes Addison Timlin, Kyra Sedgwick, Janeane Garofalo, Ritchie Coster, & Colby Minifie. Take a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Richard Levine's Submission, direct from Vimeo
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Submission trailer: Stanley Tucci stars in seduction drama

Kayti Burt Feb 2, 2018

Stanley Tucci is headlining Seduction, a film about a college professor and his student. Here's the first trailer...

The first trailer for Submission, a film about a male college professor and his younger, female student, has just hit the web. 

Stanley Tucci stars alongside Addison Timlin, Kyra Sedgwick, Janeane Garofalo, and Peter Gallagher in a story that follows Ted Swenson (Tucci), a writer and professor at a small liberal arts college. When one of his creative writing students, Angelo Argo (Timlin), begins to write a story about a young woman embarking on a sexual relationship with her professor, the lines between their relationship begins to blur.

Video of Submission Starring Stanley Tucci - Trailer

In many ways, this seems like a timely film, but from the looks of the trailer, which asks the question who is the victim and who is the victimizer in this situation, it
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Sundance: Great Point Media Launching U.S. Theatrical Distribution Arm

In a pre-Sundance Film Festival move, UK-based media fund manager Great Point Media is launching a Us theatrical distribution arm with plans to release eight to 12 titles per year.

The company unveiled the plans Friday, saying that it has already assembled a full slate for 2018, with $10 million in P&A committed to date. The first release will come in March with “Submission,” writer-director Richard Levine’s adaptation of Francine Prose’s novel “Blue Angel,” starring Stanley Tucci and Kyra Sedgwick. It will open in New York on March 2 and will expand to multiple major markets on March 9.

Great Point Media’s distribution slate includes: Judy Greer’s directorial debut, “A Happening of Monumental Proportions,” starring Allison Janney, Jennifer Garner, Katie Holmes, and Common; “Measure of a Man,” a coming-of-age story directed by Jim Loach and starring Blake Cooper, Donald Sutherland, Luke Wilson, and Judy Greer; and Andrew Dosunmu’s drama “Where Is Kyra?” starring [link=nm
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Great Point Media Launches U.S. Theatrical Distribution Arm

In time for the Sundance Film Festival, UK-based media fund manager Great Point Media is launching a U.S. theatrical distribution arm that will release 8-12 titles per year in theaters across the country. The company has already assembled a full slate for 2018, with $10 million in P&A committed to date. Great Point’s new platform starts with the March release of Submission, writer/director Richard Levine's adaptation of Francine Prose's acclaimed novel Blue Angel. Stanley…
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Great Point Media launches Us sales operation

Acquisitions team Sundance-bound to scout for 2019 releases.

Heading into Sundance, London-based Great Point Media is launching a Us distribution arm and has set its first release Submission for March.

Company co-founders Robert Halmi and Jim Reeve plan to release eight to 12 titles a year and have committed $10m in P&A to a full 2018 slate. The acquisitions team will attend Sundance to scout for 2019 releases.

The company has partnered with distribution veterans Mark Urman of Paladin, Jeff Lipsky of Glass Half Full, and Michael Silberman. Commercial manager Matt Stevens oversees the releases from the company’s London office.

Richard Levine’s (Nip/Tuck) Submission is an adaptation of Francine Prose’s novel Blue Angel that stars Stanley Tucci and Kyra Sedgwick. It will open on March 2 in New York and expand a week later into multiple markets.

The pipelines includes Judy Greer’s directorial debut A Happening Of Monumental Proportions, an all-star comedy
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Great Point Media Launches U.S. Distribution Arm

Great Point Media Launches U.S. Distribution Arm
Growing U.K.-based finance and sales banner Great Point Media is launching a U.S. distribution arm, with the aim of launching eight to 12 titles per year across the country.

First up on the release schedule is Submission, the adaptation by Richard Levine (Nip/Tuck) of Francine Prose’s acclaimed novel Blue Angel, starring Stanley Tucci and Kyra Sedgwick. It will open in New York on March 2 and expand March 9.

Blue Angel is just one film on a full and already prepped 2018 slate, which includes Judy Greer’s all-star directorial debut, A Happening of Monumental Proportions starring Allison Janney, Jennifer Garner,...
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'Submission': Film Review | Laff 2017

Stories of teacher-student sex and sexual harassment on college campuses are not new. Francine Prose wrote her acclaimed novel on the subject, Blue Angel, 17 years ago. But with increasing debates about the issue and explosive sexual harassment charges during the 2016 presidential election, the new movie, Submission, adapted from Prose’s novel, seems especially timely. With a strong cast headed by Stanley Tucci, Kyra Sedgwick and young actress Addison Timlin, the film seems likely to find an audience and stir plenty of debate.

Ted Swenson (Tucci) is a professor of creative writing at a small New England college. He’s bored...
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‘Submission’ Clip: Stanley Tucci Is A Professor On The Brink In L.A. Film Festival Premiere

‘Submission’ Clip: Stanley Tucci Is A Professor On The Brink In L.A. Film Festival Premiere
Exclusive: Writer-director Richard Levine’s Submission starring Stanley Tucci, Addison Timlin, Kyra Sedgwick and Janeane Garofolo has its world premiere Monday in the Premieres section at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Based on Francine Prose’s bestselling novel Blue Angel, Tucci plays novelist-professor Ted Swenson, who despite a loving and playful marriage finds his unresolved personal conflicts manifest in unexpected ways when he becomes obsessed with Angela Argo…
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eOne, Olive Productions strike first-look deal

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eOne, Olive Productions strike first-look deal
Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur’s company credits include recent Berlinale premiere Final Portrait.

The entertainment titan will serve as the studio and will control worldwide rights to television projects produced from the new partnership, which expands eOne Television’s roster of creative partnerships with renowned talent.

New York-based Olive produces an eclectic array of TV projects, fiction and documentary features.

Recent Olive Productions projects include Final Portrait (pictured), which Tucci wrote and directed and stars Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer.

The slate includes Amber Tamblyn’s directorial debut Paint It Black starring Janet McTeer and Alia Shawkat, which Imagination is set to release in May; Check It, a documentary about an African-American gay street gang directed by Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor; Submission, based on the Francine Prose novel; and Blue Angel, written and directed by Richard Levine and starring Tucci, Addison Timlin and Kyra Sedgwick.

Olive is lining up a New York-based feature
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‘Vanguard of opposition’: SNL adds Spicer to satire’s resurgence under Trump

Even in America’s proud history of pricking the egos of the mighty, Melissa McCarthy’s brutal impression of the White House press secretary stands out

Devastating. His career will never recover. Fatal in the eyes of his boss.

Related: Melissa McCarthy steals the show as Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live

Every time you look at him, you’ll think of Melissa McCarthy. That he was played by a woman made it even more stunning

Saturday Night Live is what Roman satirists were in the ancient world. From cycle to cycle to cycle they hit it right

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Watch a 75-Minute Dissection of Andrei Tarkovsky’s ‘Stalker’ with Walter Murch, Geoff Dyer & More

As a film student, I, like many before me, found myself caught under the mesmerizing spell of Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky soon after I watched the opening shot of his seminal Stalker in class. I rushed to find a copy and, sitting on my dorm room bed — laptop open, headphones blasting — I watched, mouth agape, as the sheer poeticism and beauty of his work washed over me. For some, Russian slow cinema is a sleep-inducing slog better left on the dusty shelves of film history. For others (myself included), it proves a rapturous experience through its challenges and subsequent rewards. Steeped in philosophy, dread, and beauty, Tarkovsky’s picture is a staple and lasting example of the medium’s particular powers. With each revisit, Stalker continually unfolds new layers to the attentive viewer: though it was released in 1979, essayists and scholars (not to mention teachers and students) are still having a field day.
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The Current Debate: Is "The Lobster" Dystopia?

The 2016 edition of Cannes coincided with the much-anticipated U.S. release of one of the standout films from last year’s festival, Yorgos Lanthimos’ English-language debut, The Lobster. The film, in which “guests at a grand, old-fashioned hotel are given 45 days to find love or face being turned into animals” (A. O. Scott), has been warmly praised by critics, including Francine Prose at The New York Review of Books:Lanthimos’s approach to sex and dance, as with so many elements in his films, make us feel that he is stripping away the familiar conventions of filmmaking (the gauzy love scene, the seemingly effortless grace of Fred Astaire) to show us something at once familiar and entirely new. Dipping into the past to borrow from Greek tragedy, picturing the future as a surreal and horrific exaggeration of the present, The Lobster frightens and entertains, saddens and inspirits us—in this case
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