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New to Streaming: ‘Daughter of the Nile,’ ‘Roxanne Roxanne,’ ‘The Beguiled,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Connor Jessup)

As part of the Meet the Filmmakers series, A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, is now screening on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck. Directed by Connor Jessup, who will be most familiar to viewers as a cast member on Falling Skies and American Crime as well as his breakthrough lead performance in Stephen Dunn’s Closet Monster, he is
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Connor Jessup on His Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul and the Profound Impact of His Films

As part of the Meet the Filmmakers series, A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, is now screening on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck. Directed by Connor Jessup, who will be most familiar to viewers as a cast member on Falling Skies and American Crime as well as his breakthrough lead performance in Stephen Dunn’s Closet Monster, he is also a filmmaker in his own right with two short films under his belt, Boy and Lira’s Forest. Jessup is influenced by the work of Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, for whom his admiration runs very deep. A mid-length documentary that leans neither towards behind-the-scenes nor bio formats, A.W. is a leisurely and meditative piece that matches the filmmaker’s easygoing personality and patient rhythm. Made well ahead of the production of his next feature, Memoria, which will be set in Colombia and star longtime friend Tilda Swinton, Jessup
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CBS Films acquires 'Strange But True' starring Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear (exclusive)

Bankside handles international sales in Berlin.

CBS Films has acquired Us rights to the Automatik and First Generation Films mystery-thriller Strange But True starring Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Nick Robinson, and Margaret Qualley. Bankside is handing international sales at the Efm.

Rowan Athale directed from Eric Garcia’s adapted screenplay based on the novel by John Searles about a couple who receive a visit from a pregnant woman claiming their son who died five years ago on Prom Night is the father of her child.

Rounding out the key cast are Brian Cox, Blythe Danner, Mena Massoud, and Connor Jessup.

Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik produced with Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films.

Deepak Nayer and Laure Vaysee of Motion Picture Capital, Hilary Davis and Stephen Kelliher of Bankside Films, Compton Ross and Phil Hunt of Head Gear Films, and John Penotti, Ross Katz, Tim Williams and Brian Kornreich served as executive producers. Motion Picture Capital
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CBS Films acquires 'Strange But True' (exclusive)

Bankside handles international sales in Berlin.

CBS Films has acquired Us rights to the Automatik and First Generation Films mystery-thriller Strange But True starring Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Nick Robinson, and Margaret Qualley.

Rowan Athale directed from Eric Garcia’s adapted screenplay based on the novel by John Searles. Bankside is handing international sales at the Efm in Berlin.

Strange But True follows a couple who receive a visit from a pregnant woman claiming their son who died five years ago on Prom Night is the father of her child.

Rounding out the key cast are Brian Cox, Blythe Danner, Mena Massoud, and Connor Jessup.

Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik produced with Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films.

Deepak Nayer and Laure Vaysee of Motion Picture Capital, Hilary Davis and Stephen Kelliher of Bankside Films, Compton Ross and Phil Hunt of Head Gear Films, and John Penotti, Ross Katz, Tim Williams and [link=nm
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American Crime: Is the ABC TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture WatchCan the cops crack down on sex trafficking, the illegal drug trade, and abusive employers? Has the American Crime 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 American Crime 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?Airing on the ABC television network, American Crime stars Regina King, Felicity Huffman, Connor Jessup, Richard Cabral, and Benito Martinez. Recurring players include Sandra Oh, Cherry Jones, Tim DeKay, Janel Moloney, Dallas Roberts, Timothy Hutton, Lili Taylor, Ana Mulvoy-Ten, Mickaëlle X. Bizet, and Clayton Cardenas. In season three, Luis Salazar (Martinez) travels from Mexico to the United States, without documentation. Searching
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Mena Massoud Joins ‘Strange But True’; Jessica Allain Boards ‘Vengeance’; Hassie Harrison In ‘The Iron Orchard’

Mena Massoud Joins ‘Strange But True’; Jessica Allain Boards ‘Vengeance’; Hassie Harrison In ‘The Iron Orchard’
Mena Massoud has come aboard Strange but True, directed by Rowan Athale. He joins Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Nick Robinson, Margaret Qualley and Connor Jessup in the film about a young woman who suddenly finds herself pregnant five years after the death of her boyfriend. When she confronts his family with the idea that this child could be his, the truth begins to unravel. La La Land producer Fred Berger is producing the film, which was written by Eric Garcia based on the…
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‘La La Land’s’ Fred Berger to Produce Noir Thriller ‘Strange but True’ (Exclusive)

‘La La Land’s’ Fred Berger to Produce Noir Thriller ‘Strange but True’ (Exclusive)
La La Land” producer Fred Berger has set multilayered noir thriller “Strange but True” as his next project. British sales company Bankside Films is handling international sales on the film, which it will introduce to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

Academy Award nominees Amy Ryan and Greg Kinnear will lead the cast, which also includes rising stars Nick Robinson, Margaret Qualley and Connor Jessup, and Tony and Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner. The film, which is based on a 1994 novel by John Searles, is directed by British filmmaker Rowan Athale from an adaptation by Eric Garcia, and is scheduled to begin shooting in Toronto in June.

Strange but True” tells the story of a woman who, five years after the tragic death of her boyfriend, arrives on the doorstep of his family to tell them she is pregnant with his child. Though skeptical, the family find themselves trying to prove her right,
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American Crime: Cancelled; No Season Four on ABC

ABC has cancelled John Ridley's critically acclaimed, yet low-rated American Crime TV show. There will be no fourth season. Fans largely expected American Crime would be cancelled rather than renewed. The third season averaged a 0.39 rating in the 18 to 49 year old demographic and 1.92 million viewers. Acclaim is one thing, but ad-buys are king. A crime drama anthology, the American Crime season three cast includes: Regina King, Felicity Huffman, Connor Jessup, Richard Cabral, and Benito Martinez. Sandra Oh, Cherry Jones, Tim DeKay, Janel Moloney, Dallas Roberts, Timothy Hutton, Lili Taylor, Ana Mulvoy-Ten, Mickaëlle X. Bizet, and Clayton Cardenas recurred in the third season on ABC. Read More…
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American Crime: ABC Previews the Upcoming (Series?) Finale

ABC has released the episode description for its American Crime TV show's season three finale. The question remains: will this also be the TV series finale? Executive producer Michael McDonald previously said if the crime anthology is renewed for a fourth season, it will focus on women in the workplace and sexual harassment. However, the third season, which centers on undocumented workers, drugs, and human trafficking has not fared well in the Nielsen ratings, so the series is likely to be cancelled.American Crime stars Regina King, Felicity Huffman, Connor Jessup, Richard Cabral, and Benito Martinez. The ABC TV series cast also includes Sandra Oh, Cherry Jones, Tim DeKay, Janel Moloney, Dallas Roberts, Timothy Hutton, Lili Taylor, Ana Mulvoy-Ten, Mickaëlle X. Bizet, and Clayton Cardenas. The finale airs on April 30th at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Read More…
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American Crime: Topic Revealed for Potential Fourth Season

What's in store for American Crime? TVLine reports the ABC TV series will explore "women in the workplace" if it is renewed for a fourth season.The anthology drama is currently in its third season, which focuses on issues concerning poverty and undocumented workers. The cast includes Regina King, Felicity Huffman, Connor Jessup, Richard Cabral, and Benito Martinez.Read More…
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American Crime: Season Four? Felicity Huffman Is Proud of the ABC TV Series

What's in store for American Crime? Star Felicity Huffman recently discussed the future of the ABC TV series, Deadline reports.Season three of the anthology drama follows a father who travels illegally from Mexico to the U.S. in search of his missing son. The cast includes Regina King, Connor Jessup, Richard Cabral, and Benito Martinez.Read More…
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American Crime: Season Four; Should ABC Renew the Low-Rated Series?

Are you a fan of American Crime? Season three of the TV series just premiered on ABC, but what about another the future? Should the network renew the show for a fourth season?From John Ridley, the anthology drama explores a new crime in a new setting each season. The current season follows Luis Salazar (Benito Martinez), a father who travels illegally from Mexico to the United States in search of his son. The cast also includes Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Connor Jessup, and Richard Cabral.Read More…
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Did This Is Us' Jack Ask for Beating? Should Kimmel Host Bachelor Rehash? Loose Lips on NCIS? And More Qs!

Did This Is Us' Jack Ask for Beating? Should Kimmel Host Bachelor Rehash? Loose Lips on NCIS? And More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Vampire Diaries, The Bachelor, This Is Us and NCIS!

1 | Was The Vampire’s Diaries‘ heavy focus on the afterlife in its series finale oddly Lost-like? And what’s with the blotty ink on Klaus’ check? (Is it because he writes with an old-timey quill?) And could the tiny “En” in “Often” look any more like a last-minute addition to “Oft”?

2 | Event though last week’s Grimm was about an elderly couple we hadn’t known before,
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American Crime: Season Three Ratings

The ratings for the American Crime TV show have been quite low but the anthology series has become a bit of a prestige project for ABC. It was renewed for a third season but there are only eight episodes this time. Will the numbers improve or fall lower? Will American Crime be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.Season three American Crime on stars Regina King, Felicity Huffman, Connor Jessup, Richard Cabral, and Benito Martinez. Recurring players include Sandra Oh, Cherry Jones, Tim DeKay, Janel Moloney, Dallas Roberts, Timothy Hutton, Lili Taylor, Ana Mulvoy-Ten, Mickaëlle X. Bizet, and Clayton Cardenas. In the story, a father named Luis Salazar (Martinez) travels illegally from Mexico into the United States. Searching for his missing son, he discovers that modern servitude is thriving in the farmlands. Living in poverty and required to pay for their own food and
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‘American Crime’ Season 3 Premiere Recap: Felicity Huffman & Connor Jessup Return

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Season three of American Crime aired last night and introduced a whole new cast and slew of crimes. American Crime Season 3 Premiere Recap This season on the anthology series created by John Ridley will focus on immigration, sex trafficking and drug addiction, with the last seasons pivoting around rape, race, homophobia and the justice system. The […]

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American Crime Season 3: Grade the ABC Franchise's Latest Premiere

American Crime Season 3: Grade the ABC Franchise's Latest Premiere
ABC introduced us to yet another American Crime on Sunday night, as the anthology drama returned with its third season. Having previously tackled such issues as rape culture, racial prejudice in the justice system and homophobia, series creator John Ridley is putting a spotlight on other timely subjects in Season 3: immigration, sex trafficking and drug addiction, among others.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Much as American Crime‘s sophomore run began with a harrowing 911 call, Sunday’s season premiere kicks off the same way — except, instead of reporting a rape,
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Staff Picks: From a coming-of-age to a cookbook, 3 creative takes on familiar formats

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Closet Monster

You think you know what Closet Monster will do, but you don’t exactly. After all, it has the familiar beats of many coming-of-age stories: the (hopefully) last summer at home, a pending college application, a desperate crush. But director Stephen Dunn has spun these clichés into a fresh take based on his experiences growing up in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and it is clear from the film’s opening scenes that this story is personal. We meet Oscar Madly (Connor Jessup) as a boy, in the apparent bliss just before his parents’ separation and before he witnesses a brutal hate crime that will saddle him with mental and physical stress for years to come. Oscar copes by retreating into fantasy worlds (the hamster keeping him company voiced by none other than Isabella Rossellini), and it’s in the film’s twists and turns of magical realism and
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‘American Crime’ Review: Season 3 Demands We Reconsider ABC’s Unrelenting Anthology Series

‘American Crime’ Review: Season 3 Demands We Reconsider ABC’s Unrelenting Anthology Series
It’s funny how time can change your perception on things. Back in 2014, I moderated a post-screening panel for the documentary film and festival favorite, “Food Chains.” Producers Sanjay Rawal (who also directed), Smriti Kasahari, and Eva Longoria were all on hand to discuss how their film documented criminal labor practices in the U.S. food industry. “Food Chains” focused on farmers who hire illegal immigrants and drive them into debt, claiming their hourly wages, production, and general efforts to make an honest living don’t cover the costs of feeding and housing these workers.

Even though the food is slop and the housing just a crate packed with 20 men, no one questions the system because they can’t. There’s nowhere for workers to go and no one they can call for help. They live in fear of being deported or of their bosses — who physically and mentally abuse them,
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American Crime Season 3 Review

Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

John Ridley’s crime drama anthology series, American Crime is back for a third season and it remains the superbly written piercing examination of American life that’s electrified the small screen for the last two years. This time we’re introduced to the North Carolina farmlands that house a significant amount of undocumented migrant workers. Forced to work themselves to exhaustion in terrible conditions, their wages are garnished to pay for their debts to the owners. Keeping the workers in perpetual servitude, these so called debts are meant to pay for their even more horrendous living conditions and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

American Crime is a bold series unafraid of packing multiple tough controversial issues into its narratives and season 3 seems to be no different. Not only do we see the way migrant workers get trapped, but that
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Felicity Huffman: ‘American Crime’ Season 3 ‘Has to Do With Xenophobia’

Felicity Huffman: ‘American Crime’ Season 3 ‘Has to Do With Xenophobia’
ABC’s anthology series “American Crime” had a Season 3 premiere screening on Wednesday at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, Calif. The purple carpet was graced by returning cast members Felicity Huffman, Connor Jessup, Richard Cabral and Benito Martinez, as well as new stars including Mickaëlle X. Bizet and Ana Mulvoy-Ten.

The series, which was recognized by both Emmy and Screen Actors Guild voters the last two years, centers on racism, sexism and classism in the United States — issues that remain applicable now more than ever. According to executive producer Michael McDonald, the latest installment will focus heavily on the imbalance of America’s social classes, while also revisiting women’s rights and racial prejudice.

“The main thing we wanted to tackle is the exploitation of the workforce in America and how people are working to survive and how they’re barely doing so,” McDonald said. “Modern-day slavery does exists [in America] and we close our eyes to it
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