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“The Laundromat” Is A Disappointing Misfire From Steven Soderbergh

The pairing of Scott Z Burns and Steven Soderbergh is usually a very promising one. Unfortunately, for their fourth collaboration, the writer and the director are way off of the mark. The Laundromat attempts to combine some of the methods of their previous team ups, but this would be satirical comedy/expose falls incredibly flat. Initially pegged as a potential Academy Award vehicle for Netflix, this should instead just have a final resting place buried among the streaming service’s movie options, where it actually is hitting today. Burns’ own impending outing The Report is tremendous, while Soderbergh even had another Netflix effort earlier this year in High Flying Bird that was spectacular. This one just doesn’t measure up. The film is a look at the lead up to and leaking of the 2016 Panama Papers publication, which revealed a huge money laundering scheme by a Panama City law firm
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Netflix's Marriage Story Trailer Has Scarlett Johansson & Adam Driver Headed for Divorce

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Netflix has released the trailer for Marriage Story. This is the latest from director Noah Baumbach, who has churned out a few somewhat low-key critically-heralded gems over the past handful of years. This time around, he's enlisted the help of two of the biggest stars around in the form of Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, who both look to be bringing their A-game for this one. Yet, even though the title might imply we're in for a fun little romantic ride, this new trailer promises something much more emotionally brutal and honest when it comes to real-life relationships.

The trailer kicks off by showcasing a seemingly happy couple played by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Quickly, we realize that's not how this is all going to go down, as they're getting divorced. That complicates things, but this trailer shows us all of the intimate complications that go along with such a thing.
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Middleburg Film Festival Brings Hollywood to Virginia

  • Variety
For the last seven years, audiences have flocked to the Middleburg Film Festival. Running October 17th – 21st, and situated in the wine-country hills of historic Middleburg, Virg., the festival usually highlights some of the year’s buzziest titles, and 2019 is no exception.

“We’re a smaller festival with fewer overall screenings than other events, so we really have to think hard about our selections,” says Mff Executive Director Susan Koch. Mff is also a unique festival in that it’s exclusively run by women. “One of our signature events is our Women in Film luncheon,” she says, “which is a terrific networking event and extremely important as a tool for allowing women to have their voices and opinions heard.”

Programming director Connie White was responsible for whittling down a schedule of 34 films the festival should highlight. Mff’s opening night selection is “Marriage Story,” while the closing night will screen “The Irishman” – both from Netflix,
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New trailer for CIA torture drama The Report starring Adam Driver

Ahead of its release next month, Amazon Prime Video has revealed a new poster and trailer for writer-director Scott Z. Burns’ upcoming thriller The Report. Inspired by the true story of the investigation of the CIA’s post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, the film features a cast that includes Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, […]

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Market for Package Deals and Original Ideas Heats Up Ahead of Platform Launches

  • Variety
Practically every studio in town wanted it, but in the end it was Apple that swept in to nab the reinterpretation of “A Christmas Carol” with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. To buy the highly coveted package, the tech giant was willing to shell out more than $60 million to the stars and the film’s writers and co-directors, Sean Anders and John Morris. It’s a massive payday, one that brings to mind a bygone era when a hot script and A-list talent were enough to incite a bidding war. But it was also one that Apple deemed necessary if it was going to outmaneuver Netflix, Warner Bros. and Paramount, all of whom were trying to land the project.

In recent years, the market for these “packages,” industry-speak for projects that frequently come with key filmmaking talent and actors attached, had cooled off. Studios were spending more money on comic book adaptations and established franchises.
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Captivating New Trailer For Adam Driver's Political Thriller The Report

We’ve got a new trailer to share with you for Adam Driver’s upcoming political thriller The Report. This is a great movie and if you like films such as All The Presidents Men, The Post, Snowden, and The Insider, then this is a movie that I know you’ll like.

The Report tells the unbelievable and frustrating true story of how the CIA’s brutal use of illegal torture on people after the 9/11 attacks was uncovered. You can read my review for the movie here.

The movie was written and directed by screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, and it has an impressive ensemble cast that includes Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson, Corey Stoll, and more.

The Report is a riveting thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening
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‘The Report’ Trailer: New Political Thriller Showcases A Grim, Determined Adam Driver

Never one to limit himself to blockbusters, Adam Driver again shows off his impressive range with Amazon’s harrowing thriller “The Report,” a withering look at real crimes the United States government committed in the wake of 9/11. The case at the film’s center shows a nation on edge in a frightened, paranoid world, and from the looks of this fantastic second trailer, the film seems to set an appropriate mood.

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Here’s Everything New Coming to Amazon Prime Video in November

  • The Wrap
Amazon Prime Video is out with its list of everything new coming in November, and it includes the Amazon Original movie “The Report” starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening, coming Nov. 29.

Based on a true story, “The Report” is described as following idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Driver), who is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public.

The fourth and final season of “The Man in the High Castle” is out Nov. 1. According to Amazon’s description: “America will witness rebellion on both coasts as Juliana and Wyatt join forces with an
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Cinema St. Louis Announces Lineup for its 28th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival – Nov. 7th – 17th

The 28th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (Sliff) — held Nov. 7-17 — provides St. Louis filmgoers with the opportunity to view the finest in world cinema: international films, documentaries, American indies, and shorts that can only be seen on the big screen at the festival. Sliff will screen 389 films: 81 narrative features, 63 documentary features, 227 shorts, and 18 film programs exclusive to the Cinema for Students program. The fest also will feature 12 special-event programs, including our closing-night awards presentation. This year’s festival has 63 countries represented.

Sliff will present our usual array of fest buzz films and Oscar contenders, including “The Apollo,” “Atlantics,” “The Chambermaid,” “Clemency,” “Cunningham,” “A Faithful Man,” “Frankie,” “A Hidden Life,” “Just Mercy,” “The Kill Team,” “Little Joe,” “Marriage Story,” “Nomad,” “Olympic Dreams,” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” “Premature,” “The Report,” “The Rest,” “Seahorse,” “The Song of Names,” “Sorry We Missed You,” “Synonyms,” “A Tramway in Jerusalem,” “The Traitor,
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Hamptons International Film Festival Celebrates 27th Year as Year-Round Programming Kicks Off

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Hamptons International Film Festival Celebrates 27th Year as Year-Round Programming Kicks Off
If you hopped on the Jitney the past few days, you would have thought it was the height of summer. Despite the chilly mid-October temperatures, film lovers galore headed out east for the 27th annual Hamptons International Film Festival, held in the swanky New York community of the Hamptons.

With 25,000 attendees this year, the festival showcased perhaps its greatest slate of films yet from “Just Mercy,” which kicked off the fest’s opening night, to Martin Scorsese’s Netflix crime film “The Irishman” to Matt Damon and Christian Bale’s “Ford v. Ferrari” and a slew of other festival favorites like “Jojo Rabbit,” “Marriage Story” and “The Report.”

The Hamptons International Film Festival follows a long festival season from Toronto to Venice to Telluride and Sundance at the beginning of the year, which is where Hiff’s key players start their search for programming and people start to send in films from around the world.
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‘The Report’ Trailer: Adam Driver Investigates the CIA in this Riveting Political Thriller

‘The Report’ Trailer: Adam Driver Investigates the CIA in this Riveting Political Thriller
I saw The Report more than half-a-year ago at Sundance, and yet the movie has lingered with me ever since. It’s a powerful political drama/thriller, and it features what might just be the best performance of Adam Driver‘s career. Driver has quickly risen to be an actor worth paying attention to, and his work in this […]

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The Report (2019) Movie Trailer 2: Adam Driver & Annette Bening Want to Make the CIA Torture Report Public

The Report Trailer 2 Amazon Prime has released the second movie trailer for The Report (2019). The first film trailer for The Report can be viewed here. Plot Synopsis The Report‘s plot synopsis: “The Report is a riveting thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by [...]

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Adam Driver is Daniel J. Jones in Second Trailer for 'The Report' Film

"I would like us to be more than the country that did 'the report', I'd like us to be the country that made it public." Amazon has released a second, short trailer for The Report, directed by veteran screenwriter Scott Z. Burns. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The timely, fascinating film is in the same vein as Spotlight, telling the story of an investigation and "the report" put together by staffer Daniel J. Jones. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, CIA agents begin using extreme interrogation tactics on those they think were behind it. Years later, the government finally looks into the truth of what happened and if there was any benefit. The ensemble cast is lead by Adam Driver as Jones, plus Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys,
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AFI Fest: 8 Standouts From 2019 Indie Films Set for Hollywood Reporter Panel

AFI Fest: 8 Standouts From 2019 Indie Films Set for Hollywood Reporter Panel
Eight performers currently garnering awards buzz for their work in 2019 independent films will appear on the 33rd AFI Fest's Indie Contenders Panel: Awkwafina (lead actress, The Farewell); Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown (supporting actor, Waves); Tony and Grammy winner Cynthia Erivo (lead actress, Harriet); Jimmie Fails (lead actor, The Last Black Man in San Francisco); Emmy winner Jon Hamm (supporting actor, The Report); Florence Pugh (lead actress, Fighting With My Family and Midsommar); Emmy nominee Kerry Washington (lead actress, American Son); and Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard (lead actress, Clemency).

The 90-minute panel will take place Nov. 17 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's historic Blossom Room, the ...
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Theatrical release window in Australia is being challenged

Brittany Runs a Marathon.’

More cracks are appearing in the previously impregnable 90-day theatrical window, causing consternation among the major chains and some independent cinemas.

The Netflix productions The King, The Irishman, Marriage Story and The Two Popes are all defying the traditional window with an average gap of three weeks between theatrical launch and streaming.

The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne, Peter Sourris’ New Farm Cinemas and The Elizabeth Picture Theatre in Brisbane and The Backlot in Perth have booked the Netflix releases, joining Dendy Cinemas and Eddie Tamir’s Classic, Lido and Cameo Cinemas in Victoria and Randwick Ritz.

David Michôd’s The King, which opened in those cinemas last Friday, will premiere on Netflix on November 1. The streaming giant requires all participating exhibitors to sign Nda agreements so the box office earnings will never be revealed.

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman opens in cinemas on November
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay (Updated: October 14)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay (Updated: October 14)
Since the academy expanded the Best Picture category at the Oscars in 2010, Best Original Screenplay has gone to writers of a wide-range of genres: dramas; comedies (“Midnight in Paris”); biopics; true-life stories (“Spotlight”); period pictures (“Django Unchained”); war movies (“The Hurt Locker”); sci-fi (“Her”) and horror (“Get Out”). (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Original Screenplay and be sure to check out our predictions for Best Adapted Screenplay.)

Regardless of the type of film, a nominee needs broad academy support to win this race. Indeed, all 10 of these most recent Best Original Screenplay winners were, at the least, Best Picture nominees. And five of them won the big prize, bringing the total number of Best Picture champs with Oscar-winning original screenplays to 17. By comparison, 41 films have done this on the adapted side.

In 2019, four of the five nominees for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards
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Scott Z. Burns Receives Variety Creative Impact in Screenwriting Award at Mill Valley Film Festival

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Over a span of 13 years, Scott Z.. Burns has compiled an incredibly rich, diverse body of work as a screenwriter, collaborating with many of Hollywood’s most prestigious filmmakers and stars to make films that broke box office records and left a tremendous impact on popular culture. But when asked what quality unifies his uniquely eclectic filmography, Variety’s 2019 Creative Impact in Screenwriting Award recipient admits that the only throughline is that each project is different than the previous one — and the next.

“Every successive opportunity is an invitation to explore a kind of writing I haven’t done,” says Burns, who will partake in a conversation with Variety’s Malina Saval on Oct. 13 at the Mill Valley Film Festival. “I feel like by the time I’m done with something, I’ve exhausted the toolbox of that genre in my mind and it’s fun for me to go and explore something else.
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Filmmakers challenged to raise game on climate change

Filmmakers challenged to raise game on climate change
International filmmakers told to create stories that engage broad audiences rather than preach to the converted at an Lff climate change panel.

International filmmakers were challenged to create stories that engage broad audiences rather than preach to the converted at a panel called ‘Putting Climate Change on the Creative Agenda’ at the BFI London Film Festival this week.

“How do we break the storytelling out of that documentary ghetto,” said Jess Search, chief executive of the UK’s Doc Society, who chaired the debate. ”How do we get it much more into every other part of culture?”

The panel coincided
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Oscar predictions: ‘The Irishman’ leaps into Best Picture lead, say Experts

Oscar predictions: ‘The Irishman’ leaps into Best Picture lead, say Experts
Time to dance a jig! Gold Derby’s Oscar Experts have pushed Martin Scorsese‘s “The Irishman” into first place among Best Picture contenders, thanks to 15 choosing it to win compared to 11 who are sticking with Quentin Tarantino‘s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” as the top choice.

The pro-Scorsese squad: Jen Chaney (Vulture), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Tim Gray (Variety), Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere), Perri Nemiroff (Collider), Erik Davis (Fandango), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Wilson Morales (Black Film), Tariq Khan (Fox TV), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Michael Musto (NewNowNext) and Gold Derby’s Susan King, Thelma Adams, Tom O’Neil and myself.

The Qt supporters: Christopher Rosen (TVGuide.com), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Jazz Tangcay and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Claudia Puig (Kpcc), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo), Keith Simanton (IMDb), Nikki Novak (Fandango) and Eric Deggans (NPR) and Joyce Eng and Jack Mathews (Gold Derby).

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Booking of Netflix releases raises ire among Aussie exhibitors

The Irishman’ (Photo credit: Netflix).

Many Australian exhibitors are up in arms about the upcoming theatrical releases of the Netflix productions The King, The Irishman, Marriage Story and The Two Popes.

They believe the accelerated home entertainment window for each title, which averages three weeks, jeopardises the primacy of the theatrical release while they continue to invest millions of dollars refurbishing their cinemas.

Some exhibitors have refused to screen all four films while others were not offered them. Eddie Tamir’s Classic, Lido and Cameo Cinemas are the sole locations in Victoria.

In Nsw, Tamir’s Ritz Cinemas in Randwick has booked the films. So has Dendy Cinemas. Those venues agreed to accept a shorter window last year for Alfonso Cuarón’s Netflix-financed Roma.

Most exhibitors to whom If spoke were not willing to talk on the record but privately expressed their anger over the release plans. One film industry
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