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‘Wildlife’ Film Review: Carey Mulligan Excels in Paul Dano’s Family Drama

‘Wildlife’ Film Review: Carey Mulligan Excels in Paul Dano’s Family Drama
That Paul Dano the director suffuses nearly every frame of his first feature “Wildlife” with an almost stricken concern for its imploding protagonists — with scenes of frozen but engaged compassion — somehow befits a movie made by Paul Dano the actor, who over a handful of performances has made a notable career out of embodying lonely, vulnerable souls at pains with how to move forward.

“Wildlife,” an adaptation of Richard Ford’s 1990 novel, is a study in domestic discontent set in Montana in the early 1960s, and it makes for a sterling filmmaking debut from Dano. Working from a screenplay he wrote with partner Zoe Kazan, he shows not just a keen way with actors — a commonly informed plus when a performer steps behind the camera, in this case facilitating Carey Mulligan’s finest film portrayal to date — but also an alert eye for deceptively charged visuals that combine surface beauty and nagging emptiness.
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Rushes. New Trailers, Viggo Reads Camus, Re-Examining "Blackhat"

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSStephen Chow and Tsui Hark.Stephen Chow is currently filming King of Comedy 2, the sequel to his 1999 hit King of Comedy (about the blunders and tribulations of an aspiring actor). It is set to be released early 2019, during Chinese New Year. In the same article, China Film Insider also reports that master filmmaker Tsui Hark is mounting an epic Wuxia trilogy entitled Return of The Condor Heroes, based off of the first Wuxia novel he ever read.Grasshopper Film has announced its first music release, a compilation of tracks from the films of Bertrand Bonello: Nocturama, Saint Laurent, and House of Intolerance. Only 500 copies of the vinyl record are available for order here. Recommended VIEWINGThe first arresting trailer for Claire Denis' High Life is here, and it does not disappoint. You can
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Steve Carell movies: 14 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Beautiful Boy,’ ‘Foxcatcher,’ ’40-Year-Old Virgin’

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Steve Carell movies: 14 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Beautiful Boy,’ ‘Foxcatcher,’ ’40-Year-Old Virgin’
Steve Carell is back in the Oscar race with “Beautiful Boy” for fall of 2018. Based on a pair of bestselling memoirs, it tells the harrowing true story of David Sheff‘s (Carell) desperate attempts to help his drug-addicted son, Nic (Timothee Chalamet). How does this performance fit in with the rest of the actor’s output? Let’s take a look back at 14 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Carell first came to prominence as a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” appearing as a regular cast member from 1999 to 2005. He left the nightly news satire to play bumbling boss Michael Scott in “The Office,” a role which brought him six Emmy nominations as Best Comedy Actor and a Golden Globe win in 2006.

After supporting roles in such films as “Bruce Almighty” (2003), “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004), “Melinda and Melinda” (2004), and “Bewitched” (2005), Carell moved into
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‘Boomerang’: Rj Walker & Paula Newsome To Recur In Bet Reboot

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‘Boomerang’: Rj Walker & Paula Newsome To Recur In Bet Reboot
Rj Walker (Atlanta) and Paula Newsome (Barry) have joined the recurring cast of Boomerang, Bet’s reboot of the 1992 film, executive produced by Halle Berry, Lena Waithe and co-produced by Bet Networks and Paramount Television.

Boomerang will follow the lives of Jacqueline Boyer’s son (Tequan Richmond) and Marcus and Angela Graham’s daughter (Tetona Jackson) as they try to step out of their parents’ shadows and make a legacy of their own.

Walker will play David Wright, a Wall Street guy turned preacher with a strong moral compass. Fastidious about his looks, he feels well beyond his 26 years. Was married to Crystal.

Newsome will portray Victoria Johnson. Your least favorite aunt, Victoria is the Creative Director of The Graham Agency, and Bryson and Simone’s boss. Set in her ways, mainly because they’ve worked so well for her in the past, she’s tough on the younger associates,
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‘The Kominsky Method’ Trailer: Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin Swear at Each Other in Third-Quarter-Life Crisis Netflix Series

‘The Kominsky Method’ Trailer: Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin Swear at Each Other in Third-Quarter-Life Crisis Netflix Series
Between the “chicken” scene from “Little Miss Sunshine” and his catchphrase from “Argo,” Alan Arkin has become one of film and TV’s finest cursing connoisseurs. For the new Netflix series “The Kominsky Method,” he’s got a pretty capable partner in crime with Michael Douglas.

The two play an agent-actor pairing, each facing the twilight of their respective careers as their personal lives throw them some curveballs. Norman (Arkin) is working through his wife’s illness, while his longtime client Sandy (Douglas) is looking to reconnect with his daughter Mindy (Sarah Baker).

Sandy, now an acting teacher after a one-time fling with Hollywood success, teaches a group of students in a cozy La theater. In between lessons, as the two drive around the city reminiscing about days gone by, it seems like there’ll be plenty of time for hijinks (like jumping into a swimming pool while fully clothed
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Steve Carell movies: 14 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Steve Carell movies: 14 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Steve Carell is back in the Oscar race with “Beautiful Boy” for fall of 2018. Based on a pair of bestselling memoirs, it tells the harrowing true story of David Sheff‘s (Carell) desperate attempts to help his drug-addicted son, Nic (Timothee Chalamet). How does this performance fit in with the rest of the actor’s output? Let’s take a look back at 14 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Carell first came to prominence as a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” appearing as a regular cast member from 1999 to 2005. He left the nightly news satire to play bumbling boss Michael Scott in “The Office,” a role which brought him six Emmy nominations as Best Comedy Actor and a Golden Globe win in 2006.

After supporting roles in such films as “Bruce Almighty” (2003), “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004), “Melinda and Melinda” (2004), and “Bewitched” (2005), Carell moved into
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Guillermo del Toro movies: All 10 films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ ‘Crimson Peak’

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Guillermo del Toro movies: All 10 films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ ‘Crimson Peak’
Guillermo del Toro celebrates his 54th birthday on October 9, 2018. The Mexican-born auteur hit the Oscar jackpot earlier this year with his fantastical love story “The Shape of Water” (2017), which took home four prizes including Best Picture and Best Director. But that’s just one of many eye-popping fantasies he has crafted throughout his career. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at all 10 of del Toro’s films, ranked worst to best.

Del Toro made his feature directing debut with the Spanish-language horror drama “Cronos” (1993), which established him as a maker of dark, visually-stunning fright-fests. The film wrote him a ticket to Hollywood, where he helmed the creepy chiller “Mimic” (1997). Over the next two decades, he would bounce back-and-forth between mainstream American productions and more personal stories in his native language.

It was for “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006), a fable about a young Mexican girl escaping into
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Guillermo del Toro movies: All 10 films ranked from worst to best

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Guillermo del Toro movies: All 10 films ranked from worst to best
Guillermo del Toro celebrates his 54th birthday on October 9, 2018. The Mexican-born auteur hit the Oscar jackpot earlier this year with his fantastical love story “The Shape of Water” (2017), which took home 4 prizes including Best Picture and Best Director. But that’s just one of many eye-popping fantasies he has crafted throughout his career. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at all 10 of del Toro’s films, ranked worst to best.

Del Toro made his feature directing debut with the Spanish-language horror drama “Cronos” (1993), which established him as a maker of dark, visually-stunning fright-fests. The film wrote him a ticket to Hollywood, where he helmed the creepy chiller “Mimic” (1997). Over the next two decades, he would bounce back-and-forth between mainstream American productions and more personal stories in his native language.

It was for “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006), a fable about a young Mexican girl escaping into a
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Toronto Film Review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

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Toronto Film Review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
“I hope that nobody has ever had to look at anybody they love through glass,” 19-year-old Tish shares in the opening scene of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk,” moments before breaking the news that she’s pregnant to boyfriend Fonny, imprisoned for an unpardonable crime. A work of social realism elevated to poetic heights by the sheer beauty of its voice and the humanism of its spirit — a feat director Barry Jenkins also managed to achieve with his previous film, “Moonlight” — Baldwin’s Harlem-set 1974 novel takes readers on two separate journeys, depending largely on their racial background.

White people will see a black man behind bars and jump to their own conclusions, drawing fast assumptions that Baldwin uses the rest of the book to challenge and untangle: How can Tish hope to raise this child if she’s poor and her baby daddy’s in jail? Black folks,
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Wildlife (2018) Movie Trailer 2: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Marriage to Carey Mulligan Jeopardized by a Forest Fire

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Wildlife Trailer 2 IFC Films has released the second movie trailer for Wildlife (2018). The first trailer for Wildlife can be found here. Wildlife‘s plot synopsis: based on the novel by Richard Ford, “IFC Films presents Wildlife, the directorial debut of Paul Dano, co-written along with Zoe [...]

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New trailer for Paul Dano’s Wildlife starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal

Ahead of its Us release next month, IFC Films has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Richard Ford’s novel Wildlife. The film marks the directorial debut for Paul Dano and features a cast that includes Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Camp, Ex Oxenbould, and Zoe Margaret Colletti; watch it here…

IFC Films presents Wildlife, the directorial debut of Paul Dano, co-written along with Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick). Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford’s novel of the same name, Carey Mulligan delivers one of her finest performances to date as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family. Fourteen-year-old Joe played by newcomer Ed Oxenbould, is the only child of Jeanette (Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal)—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border,
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Carey Mulligan Finds Freedom in Full Trailer for Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’

Known for his incredible work in films like There Will Be Blood and Love & Mercy, actor Paul Dano is stepping behind the camera this year with the film Wildlife, coming to Tiff and the New York Film Festival this month after premiering at Sundance (where it was picked up for distribution by IFC). Co-written by Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick), Wildlife is based on a 1990 Richard Ford novel about the disintegration of a 1960’s couple’s marriage as they relocate to Montana and its impact on their teenage son. The couple, Jean and Jerry Brinson, are played by Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, who have been lauded throughout the year for their work in the film, including in our review.

Mulligan, in particular, has received a tremendous amount of acclaim and the new trailer firmly places her Jean as the center of the story. We see her quarreling with Gyllenhaal’s Jerry,
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‘Wildlife’ Official Trailer: Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal Smolder in Paul Dano’s Directorial Debut

IFC Films has released the first official trailer for “Wildife,” and it’s not hard to see why Paul Dano’s feature filmmaking debut is one of the most talked about films of the year. The 33-year-old actor, best known for masterful performances in films such as “There Will Be Blood,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” and “Prisoners,” has evidently learned a lot observing many of cinema’s greatest living auteurs. The family drama premiered to much acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and also screened as the opening night film in La Semaine de la Critique at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Written by Dano and Zoe Kazan, “Wildlife” is adapted from Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. Carey Mulligan stars as Jeanette, a complicated woman living in rural Montana in the 1960s with her husband Joe (Jake Gyllenhaal) and 14-year-old son (newcomer Ed Oxenbould). As forest
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LevelK Acquires Australian Comedy Drama ‘H is for Happiness’ (Exclusive)

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LevelK has acquired the comedy-drama “H is for Happiness,” which marks the feature debut of Australian theater director John Sheedy.

Based on Australian author Barry Jonsberg’s popular young adult novel “My Life as an Alphabet,” the film follows Candice Phee, an optimistic 12-year-old girl from a small coastal town who is determined to bring her family back from the brink while facing the trials of adolescence. The novel was adapted by Australian screenwriter Lisa Hoppe, whose credits include the award-winning short “Heck.”

“I have always admired films such as ‘Little Miss Sunshine,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Muriel’s Wedding’ and most Wes Anderson films and it is the influence of these filmmakers and styles that will help [me] create a film that will be truly unique and full of quirks, pathos and humor,” said Sheedy.

Sheedy has a strong track record of directing theatrical works aimed at families and young people.
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Marc Turtletaub with his Puzzle star Kelly Macdonald at Sony Pictures Classics Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

First-time director and long-time producer Marc Turtletaub, with a screenplay co-written by Oren Moverman and Polly Mann, based on Natalia Smirnoff's film Rompecabezas, sets up his protagonist's life with an elegant and surprising opening sequence that makes us understand in a flash the dynamics between Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) and her nearest and dearest and propels us into the personal riddles to be explored. So clearly the focus of the story, Agnes resembles even earlier movie heroines whose names became titles of the films - Kitty Foyle or Mildred Pierce may come to mind.

Marc Turtletaub on working with Kelly Macdonald, David Denman and Irrfan Khan: "These are some of our great actors." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Although Puzzle takes place in the present, a sense of the past prevails. The houses, work of production designer.
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Aisling Bea Joins Netflix’s ‘Living With Yourself’ Opposite Paul Rudd

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Aisling Bea Joins Netflix’s ‘Living With Yourself’ Opposite Paul Rudd
Exclusive: Irish actress, comedian and writer Aisling Bea has joined the cast of Netflix’s Living With Yourself opposite Paul Rudd. The philosophical comedy asks the question: Do we really want to be better?

Rudd stars in a dual role as a man struggling with his life who undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person, and finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version — revealing that his own worst enemy is himself. Details on Bea’s role are currently under wraps.

She is already in business with Netflix, being featured in the streamer’s second season of The Comedy Lineup with a 15-minute stand up special that debuts this Friday. Her credits further include Hard Sun as well as creating Channel 4 comedy project Happy Af which has Sharon Horgan starring and exec producing.

Timothy Greenberg (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) created Living With Yourself
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Natalie Portman to Direct, Star in Dear Abby-Ann Landers Biopic

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Natalie Portman to Direct, Star in Dear Abby-Ann Landers Biopic
Natalie Portman has closed a deal to direct and star in an untitled biopic about the identical twin sisters who wrote advice columns as Abigail Van Buren and Ann Landers.

The sisters were born in 1918. Dear Abby was launched in 1956 by Pauline Esther Friedman in the San Francisco Chronicle. Her twin sister was born Esther Pauline Friedman and won a contest in 1955 to take over the “Ask Ann Landers” advice column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Both used straightforward styles in dispensing common-sense advice. The competing columns led to the sisters having a bitter professional rivalry that lasted the rest of their lives.

Portman will play both sisters for the project. Katie Robbins, a producer and staff writer on the TV series “The Affair,” wrote the script. Producers are Peter Saraf and Dani Melia of Big Beach Films. Saraf received a best picture Oscar nomination for “Little Miss Sunshine” and has credits on “Loving,
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Paul Rudd is Set to Star in The Netflix Comedy Series Living With Yourself

Paul Rudd is set to star in a new comedy series coming to Netflix called Living With Yourself. The series comes from the directors of Little Miss SunshineJonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and here's what was revealed about the show:

Rudd will play dual roles in the series, which follows a man struggling in life, who undergoes a new treatment to become a better person.

That sounds like an interesting premise. The series was created by Timothy Greenberg and all eight episodes in the series will be directed by Dayton and Faris.

As a fan of Paul Rudd, I'll be looking forward to seeing how this turns out. This isn't the first Netflix project that he's been involved with. He also starred in Duncan Jones' Mute and reprised his role in the Wet Hot American Summer revival.

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Paul Rudd heads to Netflix for comedy series Living With Yourself

Ant-Man and the Wasp star Paul Rudd is set for a return to the small screen, with the actor signing on to star in the Netflix comedy series Living With Yourself.

Variety reports that the series will see Rudd portraying dual roles, and follows a man struggling in life, who decides to undergo a new treatment to become a better person.

Living With Yourself has been created by Emmy Award-winning producer Tmothy Greenberg (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart), who will also serve as showrunner, while Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) are set to direct all eight episodes.

Rudd can currently be seen in the Marvel sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, and reprises his role as Scott Lang in next year’s as-yet-untitled Avengers 4.

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Paul Rudd to Play Dual Roles in Netflix Series ‘Living with Yourself’

Paul Rudd is heading back to Netflix. After turning in one of the best performances of his career in Duncan Jones’ Netflix film Mute, Rudd has now signed on to lead a fully fledged comedy series for the streaming service. The actor will star in Living with Yourself, which will be directed by Little Miss Sunshine and Battle of the Sexes filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The series will find Rudd playing two roles in a story that follows a man struggling in life who undergoes a new treatment to become a better person. The Daily Show and The …
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