Employee of the Month (2006)
The 2017 Cannes Film Festival is underway, and IndieWire is partnering with Festival Scope for a second year in a row to give readers the chance to bring a part of the event straight to their own homes. This year, our Critics’ Week sweepstakes features 9 short films and one feature in competition. If you aren’t in Cannes, this is your only chance to watch them all.
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The section will open with Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza’s latest feature, “Sicilian Ghost Story,” which combines the myths of Romeo and Juliet with the present day Sicilian mafia. Dave McCary’s debut “Brigsby Bear,” the Sundance comedy that sold to Sony Pictures Classics, will close out the section.
For the first time in its history, both a documentary and an animated film will screen in competition. Ali Soozandeh’s animated
Cannes Critics’ Week, devoted to first and second features as well as shorts, has unveiled the line-up of its 56th edition, running May 18-26.
Italian directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza will open the selection with their second feature Sicilian Ghost Story, a genre-mixing work following a teenage girl as she searches for the boy she loves after he is kidnapped by the Mafia.
It is inspired by the real-life tale of Giuseppe Di Matteo, the son of a former Mafia hitman-turned-informant, who was abducted in 1993.
Critics’ Week artistic director Charles Tesson described it as a “staggering crossover between cinema genres, combining politics, fantasy and terrible teen love.”
The directorial duo premiered their debut feature Salvo in competition in Critics’ Week in 2013, winning the €15,000 Nespresso Grand Prize.
The screenplay for Sicilian Ghost Story was developed at the Sundance Screenwriting Lab and went
After receiving 1,700 short films and 1,250 feature films, 11 features have been selected, with 6 being first films and 5 being second features, including the closing night film Brigsby Bear, which we reviewed at Sundance. Running from May 18-26, check out the line-up below with a hat tip to Mubi and see more about the films here.
Sicilian Ghost Story (Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza)
La familia (Gustavo Rondon)
Los perros (Marcela Said)
Oh Lucy! (Atsuko Hirayagani)
Gabriel e a montanha (Felipe Gamarano Barbosa)
Ava (Lea Mysius)
Tehran Taboo (Ali Soozandeh
On a serious note – who greenlit this picture, and how did Verbinski pitch such a strange big-budget puzzler? You just don’t see ambitious mindf&#kery like this being given studio priority anymore. Everything starts with a very Shutter Island vibe,
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The real attention on the show will start this fall, when the Presidential election will be in full swing. For now, we get Oscar-winner Brie Larson kicking things off for the May run. It took some time
Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will (Teller) and Jillian (Kendrick) who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family (Cranston), friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don’t see coming.
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Also going bye-bye: Both versions of manly tearjerker "Brian's Song" and classics including "All About Eve" (1950), "The Great Escape" (1963) and "The Hustler" (1961). And if you want to stream '80s favorites "The Dark Crystal" (1982) or "Labyrinth" (1986), better get on that before December 1.
Here's what's leaving Netflix in December 2015.
Leaving December 1
"All About Eve" (1950)
"The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes": Season 1 (2012)
"Batman Begins" (2005)
"Beverly Hills Cop III" (1994)
"Brian's Song" (1971)
"Brian's Song" (2001)
"The Brothers Grimm" (2005)
"The Burbs" (1989)
"Cop Land" (1997)
"Damien: Omen II" (1978)
"The Dark Crystal" (1982)
"Employee of the Month" (2006)
"Forces of Nature" (1999)
"Get Low" (2009)
"The Great Escape" (1963)
"The Guardian": Season 1-3
"The High and the Mighty" (1954)
"The Hustler" (1961)
"K-19: The Widowmaker" (2002)
"Last Night" (2010)
"Left Behind: The Movie" (2000)
"Left Behind II: Tribulation Force
Trick 'R Treat Graphic Novel: "From the twisted imagination of Trick ‘r Treat creator Michael Dougherty (director of the upcoming Krampus and Trick ‘r Treat 2 and screenwriter of X-Men 2 and Superman Returns) alongside a top-notch team of creators including writers Todd Casey and Zach Shields (Krampus), Marc Andreyko (Batwoman) and artists Fiona Staples (Saga), Stephen Byrne (Buffy/Angel), Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker’s Death Ship) and Zid (Son of Merlin) comes this 4-part collection that paves the way for the Trick ‘r Treat film sequel.
Days of the Dead takes readers on a journey through Halloween history with 4 chilling new Trick ‘r Treat tales.
Written by Christine Nangle
Directed by Stuart McDonald
Airs Tuesdays at 10pm (Est) on USA Network
As Playing House’s second season winds down, “Kimmewah Cup” continues to explore how the transitions in Emma and Maggie’s lives have affected their friendship. Maggie is excited to spend a weekend alone with Emma—who’s been occupied with her new relationship with Rabbi Dan—at the lake house they went to every summer as kids. While at the lake house, Maggie is frustrated with Emma’s constant talk of her boyfriend, and the two have to renegotiate their friendship and Rabbi Dan’s role in their lives. “Kimmewah Cup” also helps to expand the ever-growing collection of fascinatingly named weirdos that inhabit the world of Playing House, as the Sklar Brothers play Emma and Maggie’s rivals from childhood, the Custerman twins.
Despite all of the potential of the episode,
Written by Anthony King
Directed by Stuart McDonald
Airs Tuesdays at 10pm (Est) on USA Network
“Employee of the Month” continues Playing House‘s trend of strong emotional episodes, as it deals with the aftermath of “Knotty Pine” and Mark and Tina’s decision to get a divorce. The episode is all about Mark’s tailspin, as he ends up crashing on Maggie and Emma’s couch, unable to address how much pain he’s in from the break-up. Maggie also realizes, after having a run-in with an old classmate, that her dream is to go back to nursing school. She feels called to this path, and yet is worried about how Emma will take the news. “Employee of the Month” is an episode about transition, as all the characters find themselves in the midst of change, wondering what the future will look like.
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