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Dutch upstart distributor Gusto bulks up slate at Efm (exclusive)

Titles include Colombian jungle thriller ‘Monos’.

Adventurous young Dutch distribution outfit Gusto is adding to its slate and has snapped up rights to Alejandro Landes’ Colombian jungle thriller Monos, fresh from its Sundance and Berlinale screenings.

Amsterdam-based Lemming Film was the Dutch partner on the film, which was presented at Rotterdam’s pitching market, Cinemart, in 2016.

Gusto, formed in Amsterdam by Hein van Joolen and Katrien Remijn just over a year ago, acquired Monos from the producers and the acquisition complements several other new Iffr or Berlinale titles on the company’s slate.

Gusto is on board fast-rising Dutch-Bosnian auteur
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Roma named Film of the Year at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

The 39th annual London Critics Circle Film Awards took place in the capital this evening, with Alfonso’s Cuaran’s Mexican drama Roma named as Film of the Year and Cuaron collecting the Director of the Year award.

Yorgos Lantimos’ blackly comical period film The Favourite won four awards including British/Irish Film and Screenwriter, Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz). Other winners included Ethan Hawke (Best Actor for First Reformed), Richard E. Grant (Best Supporting Actor for Can You Ever Forgive Me?) Jessie Buckley (British/Irish Actress for Beast) and Rupert Everett (British/Irish Actor for The Happy Prince).

Check out a full list of the winners here…

Film Of The Year

BlacKkKlansman

Cold War

The Favourite

First Man

First Reformed

The Happy Prince

Leave No Trace

Roma

Shoplifters

You Were Never Really Here

Foreign-language Film Of The Year

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Cold War

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New ‘Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists’ Is Bringing On Three, New Extra Characters

Happy Thursday, "Pretty Little Liars" fans. We've got some more, very interesting casting news to share with you guys today. It turns out that the new Perfectionists spin off has hired two, new males to play recurring roles. They've also brought on another female who's character is totally drenched in mystery at the moment. First, let's just dive right into the two male characters they're bringing on. The first male character is named Mason. He will be played by actor Noah-Gray Cabey. You guys can view photos of Noah-Gray Gabey on his official IMDb page by Clicking Here. According to the folks over on Deadline.com, Mason is described as being a "smart and athletic fellow student at Beacon Heights University. Mason is a natural born leader who can charm his way in and out of most situations, but there is something about him that keeps people guessing." Noah-Gray Cabey's
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Exclusive Interview – Writer-director Andrew Fleming discusses Ideal Home

Paul Risker chats with Ideal Home writer-director Andrew Fleming

Andrew Fleming’s comedy Ideal Home tells the story of Erasmus (Steve Coogan) and Paul (Paul Rudd), a gay couple who have to quickly adapt their party lifestyle to look after Erasmus’ estranged grandson unexpectedly turns up on their doorstep. The filmmakers previous work includes cult film The Craft starring Neve Campbell, The In-Laws with Michael Douglas and Ryan Reynolds, as well as episodes of Arrested Development and Red Oaks.

In conversation with Flickering Myth, Fleming discussed the lack of intent behind his creative journey, an obsessive-compulsive drive towards the film frame and the importance of rhythm.

Why filmmaking as a means of creative expression? Was there an inspirational or defining moment?

When I was very small we had a very inexpensive Super 8 film camera and so I made films. I painted and I acted in plays, and tried all kinds of artistic things.
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Interview: ‘Ideal Home’ Director Andrew Fleming

Ideal Home review

Out today is Ideal Home, a comedy-drama starring Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd as Erasmus and Paul. This gay couple’s lives are turned upside down by the arrival of a little boy (Jack Gore), who it turns out is Erasmus’s grandson.

The writer/director of the movie is Andrew Fleming, a filmmaker who doesn’t stand still when it comes to his craft. Speaking of which, one of his best-known films is The Craft (1996). He also helmed Threesome (1994), Nancy Drew (2007) and the remake of The In-Laws with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks (2003).

We sat down with him to chat about his eclectic career and how he brought this non-typical family story to the screen…

Thn: Where did the story come from?

Andrew Fleming: It kind of came from a couple of different places. I outlined a script that featured Paul and Erasmus, but it didn
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Ideal Home Review

  • HeyUGuys
Three decades into a diverse career across TV and film, director Andrew Fleming (he of The Craft and Hamlet 2 fame) has finally finished his ten-years-in-the-making passion project, something he calls “a gay romantic comedy about two men who are drinking and arguing.”

TV celebrity chef Erasmus (Coogan) is an insufferable snob and the face of his own TV show, directed by his long-suffering boyfriend, Paul (Rudd). The pair live in a sprawling ranch in Santa Fe, entertaining friends with lavish parties and celebrating their own freedom with abandon.

That is until Angel (Gore) comes along. The troubled ten-year-old grandson Erasmus didn’t know existed, Angel has seen his loser father Beau (Mcdorman) end up in jail one too many times, and has sought shelter with the only family he has left.

Shocked, Erasmus is reluctant to let a child spoil his idyllic, borderline hedonistic lifestyle, while his lover Paul,
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‘Ideal Home’ Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Jack Gore, Kate Walsh, Alison Pill, Jake McDorman, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Frances Lee McCain | Written and Directed by Andrew Fleming

Flamboyant TV chef Erasmus Brumble (Coogan) along with his director and long-term partner Paul (Rudd), are happy going through life playing as hard as they work. But suddenly they have to decide whether to grow-up or continue down their well-trodden path, when Erasmus’s estranged grandson, Bill (played by Jack Gore), unexpectedly turns up at their door, after his father is taken away to serve time in prison. Having another mouth to feed can always come with its strains, but the couple’s fears that they are not yet cut out to be devoted parents become apparent very quickly, with their lavish social lifestyle getting in the way of their duties as responsible guardians. As unsuited as this small family may initially seem, the loving bond
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Movie Review – Ideal Home (2018)

Ideal Home, 2018.

Directed by Andrew Fleming

Starring Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Jack Gore, Jake McDorman and Alison Pill.

Synopsis:

An affluent gay couple have their lives turned upside down when they have to look after a ten year old boy. Their glamorous lifestyle is at odds with the demands of the child, who also happens to be the estranged grandson of one of them.

We all love Paul Rudd, don’t we? Cinema’s favourite Mr Nice Guy – despite his recent efforts to jokingly undermine his reputation – has hardly put a foot wrong so far. Good looking, eminently likeable, with great comedy chops and more than enough acting ability to do something more serious as well. What’s not to like? His latest outing, Ideal Home, that’s what.

Admittedly, you get plenty of Rudd for your money, so fans won’t be disappointed in that sense. He’s a TV director,
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‘Ideal Home’ Review: Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan Play Gay Parents in a Sweet but Retrograde Comedy

‘Ideal Home’ Review: Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan Play Gay Parents in a Sweet but Retrograde Comedy
A lot can happen in 10 years. That’s how long it’s been since writer-director Andrew Fleming first hatched the concept for “Ideal Home,” the idea coming to him when he was on the set of his arid Sundance hit, “Hamlet 2.” The world has come pretty damn far since then, if not quite far enough.

Back in 2008, a casually disposable comedy about the virtues of queer parenthood might have seemed progressive, even if it starred two straight actors and made their characters into human cartoons whose sexuality is used as the punchline of almost every joke. In 2018, that same comedy feels like a time capsule that someone forgot to bury — you can still get a laugh or two from looking at the stuff inside, but it’s hard to know what we’re supposed to do with it now that the future that “Ideal Home” wants is already behind us.
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Interview: Andrew Fleming Talks Ideal Home (Exclusive)

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Interview: Andrew Fleming Talks Ideal Home (Exclusive)
Struggling to maintain a true sense of identity while also exploring unfamiliar territory and managing unexpected relationships can be a challenge for almost anyone. But the characters in filmmaker Andrew Fleming’s new comedy-drama, ‘Ideal Home,’ enthralling embrace that journey, much like many of the writer-director’s previous movies, including ‘The Craft’ and ‘Dick.’ The scribe-helmer’s latest […]

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‘Three Identical Strangers’ Film Review: Doc Follows Separated Triplets Down Tragic Life Paths

In 1980, a 19-year-old man named Robert Shafran walked on campus for his first day of college. To his bewilderment, the kids greeted him as if they knew him already and were surprised that he was back. It didn’t take long for Robert to figure out that he had an identical twin brother named Eddy about whom he knew nothing. After they met, and it was reported in the press, yet another identical twin brother named David contacted Robert and Eddy.

Director Tim Wardle’s carefully structured and suspenseful documentary “Three Identical Strangers” starts at this point where all the brothers first met, and it mimics the “can you believe it?” tone of their initial press. Robert, Eddy, and David made the rounds of all the talk shows in 1980 and became media celebrities. They also all moved into the same apartment in Manhattan, and they enjoyed some wild times.

The
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‘Leave No Trace’ Film Review: Debra Granik Returns With Another Subtle Powerhouse Drama

  • The Wrap
‘Leave No Trace’ Film Review: Debra Granik Returns With Another Subtle Powerhouse Drama
There’s a fair amount of pressure on Debra Granik’s new indie: Every film she’s taken to Sundance has been a winner, starting with her short “Snake Feed” in 1998. In 2004, her celebrated drama “Down to the Bone” brought awards for both her and then-up-and-coming actress Vera Farmiga. And 2010’s “Winter’s Bone” went on to earn four Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture and another for the film’s little-known lead, Jennifer Lawrence.

So yeah, comparisons will be made. But are they fair? Not really. It would be unlikely for any director to achieve the same sort of commercial triumph twice in a row. But it would also be understandably tempting to try.

So kudos to this subtle and intelligent filmmaker, for avoiding the enticement to lock in awards by hitting easy targets. Even the title is suggestive of Granik’s restrained approach: “Leave No Trace” is gentle and intimate and personal,
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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Film Review: Paul Rudd’s Shrinking Hero Returns for Buzzier Sequel

  • The Wrap
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Film Review: Paul Rudd’s Shrinking Hero Returns for Buzzier Sequel
Perhaps the best way to approach “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” the sequel to the 2015 Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure that introduced the shrinking superhero, is as a Disney movie rather than a Marvel one. And when I say “Disney movie,” I mean a very specific kind: the goofy Dexter Riley comedies.

From 1969 to 1975, Kurt Russell played affable college student Dexter, who kept running afoul of science experiments that rendered him strong, super-smart or even invisible. Substitute Paul Rudd’s amiable ex-con Scott Lang for Dexter — with Michael Douglas subbing for scientist William Schallert, and Walton Goggins taking the Keenan Wynn/Cesar Romero role of the nefarious mobster — and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is basically “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes” for the 21st century.

Mind you, I mean this as a compliment; after a rough start in the previous entry, director Peyton Reed (“Down With Love”) seems much more comfortable balancing wacky antics,
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‘Ideal Home’ Film Review: Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan Become Unlikely Dads, Hilariously

‘Ideal Home’ Film Review: Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan Become Unlikely Dads, Hilariously
Writer-director Andrew Fleming is one of the best and most underrated makers of comedies today, and his new film “Ideal Home” is delightful in spite of a premise that sounds un-promising.

Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd play Erasmus and Paul, a gay couple who are saddled with Erasmus’s grandson after Erasmus’ ne’er-do-well son Beau is arrested. Trying to evade the police in the first scene, Beau gets stuck in a window, and Fleming lingers on a shot of his behind in tighty-whities in a way that somehow feels more kindly than lecherous; certainly there are worse ways to enliven a basically expository sequence.

Erasmus is a popular and snobby TV food show host based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Paul is his producer; they have been together for ten years and they bicker near-constantly. “Part of me wants to stick around just to watch him die,” Paul tells one of their crew,
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Eiff 2018: ‘Ideal Home’ Review: Dir. Andrew Fleming (2018)

Ideal Home review: Paul and Steve Coogan are partners charged with raising a ten-year-old boy in this quirky indie comedy.

Ideal Home review by Awais Irfan, June 2018.

Ideal Home review

At this point in time, both Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd are alums of the Edinburgh Film Festival – the former seeming to have a film here every year; the latter’s quirky indies have had a big presence at the fest over the past couple of years too. It’s only fitting they come together for Ideal Home.

Paul (Paul Rudd) is a big-time producer, and Erasmus (Steve Coogan) is his muse and partner of 10 years – a pompous chef heading the show Paul produces. Their relationship is tricky, full of constant upset and bickering between the pair; however, when a boy (Jack Gore) arrives at the door of their grand mansion claiming to be Erasmus’ grandson, the couple find themselves
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Film Review: ‘Ideal Home’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘Ideal Home’
“Ideal Home,” a featherweight big-screen sitcom in which Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd play testy romantic partners who wind up as parental caretakers of a 10-year-old boy, is the perfect example of how a movie can be progressive and retrograde at the same time. It’s supposed to feel cutting edge that Coogan and Rudd, who are both terrific actors, adopt a no-big-deal posture toward portraying a gay couple. If only the movie itself were as nonchalant about it! Written and directed by Andrew Fleming, who has had a fluky, hit-or-miss career but built a good comic pedestal for Coogan a decade ago with the dementedly funny “Hamlet 2,” “Ideal Home” is never not painfully aware that its two main characters are gay. It’s a cozy duet of tit-for-tat bitchery that, at times, carries the nagging whisper of a liberal minstrel show.

Instead of treating Erasmus (Coogan), a grandiose
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Maui Fest Unspools Eclectic Slate While Neighboring Volcano Erupts in Distance

  • Variety
The Maui Film Festival celebrates its 19th anniversary this year, and, despite taking place in an ever-more crowded calendar of summer film fests, its popularity continues to grow. The event attracts locals and mainlanders alike, and draws both casual fans and ardent cineastes with its unique mixture of sun, sand and life-affirming cinema.

And this time around, in an unexpected turn, the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano on the neighboring Big Island of Hawaii has raised the Maui fest’s profile to new highs.

“People shouldn’t worry,” says fest founder and director Barry Rivers. “That’s 100 miles away and we’re not affected at all.”

Rivers stresses that Maui’s rugged beauty, with its beaches, ocean and backdrop of mountains and jungle, makes it “a very special location — and a lot of the festival is held outdoors.” Venues include the Celestial Cinema at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course,
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Anna Paquin’s ‘The Parting Glass,’ ‘Incredibles 2’ Make Edinburgh Fest Lineup

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Anna Paquin’s ‘The Parting Glass,’ ‘Incredibles 2’ Make Edinburgh Fest Lineup
Films starring Anna Paquin, Steve Coogan, Guy Pearce, Margot Robbie, and British comic actor Rob Brydon are among the 121-title lineup of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Paquin and and director Stephen Moyer will be in town with their movie “The Parting Glass,” which will be the People’s Gala film. Continuing the festival’s tradition of having a big international family picture, “Incredibles 2” will screen in Edinburgh, following in the footsteps of “Cars 3” last year and “Finding Dory” in 2016.

Puzzle,” with Kelly Macdonald, and “Swimming with Men,” with Brydon, had already been announced as the opening and closing night movies, respectively, of the 72nd edition of the Eiff.

“From the best of up-and-coming British filmmakers to striking new cinema from around the world, we offer something for everyone: from rare access to filmmakers, live events to experience and the opportunity to see films that may never appear in the country again,
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Edinburgh Film Festival 2018 full programme announced

Edinburgh Film Festival 2018 full programme announced
Films starring Andrew Scott, Alex Lawther and Samantha Morton in line-up.

The full line-up for the 2018 Edinburgh Film Festival (20 June to 1 July) has been announced by artistic director Mark Adams.

This year’s programme features 21 world premieres, including Stephen Moyer’s directorial debut, The Parting Glass, starring Melissa Leo, Cynthia Nixon, Denis O’Hare, Anna Paquin (who also produces), Rhys Ifans and Ed Asner. Moyer and Paquin will also take part in an ‘In Person’ event.

Other world premieres include Simon Fellows’ thriller Steel Country starring Andrew Scott; comedy Old Boys starring Alex Lawther and directed by Toby MacDonald; coming-of-age
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Red band trailer for Ideal Home starring Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd

A new poster and red band trailer have arrived online for writer-director Andrew Fleming’s upcoming comedy Ideal Home which sees Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan starring as a bickering couple who have to deal with a serious reality check. Check them out here…

Flamboyant TV chef Erasmus Brumble (Steve Coogan) along with his director and long-term partner Paul (Paul Rudd), are happy going through life playing as hard as they work. But suddenly they have to decide whether to grow-up or continue down their well-trodden path, when Erasmus’s estranged grandson, Bill (Jack Gore), unexpectedly turns up at their door, after his father is taken away to serve time in prison.

Having another mouth to feed can always come with its strains, but the couple’s fears that they are not yet cut out to be devoted parents become apparent very quickly, with their lavish social lifestyle (and an
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