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A charming and blissful look at the joys and pains of a bravado-flecked reckless youth, director Max Winkler’s “Flower” is an earnest coming-of-age pic mixing cheeky sass will full-bodied teenage angst and beaming vitality. And it’s also an untamed dark comedy that veers off to unexpected places that reveal disturbing edges. If there’s a movie that can pull off the cool insouciance of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Clueless” and Diablo Cody, and successfully mix it with the seemingly incongruous realist sensibilities of “Fish Tank” or the films of Andrea Arnold in general, “Flower” is it. Continue reading Zoey Deutch Is A Force Of Nature In Max Winkler’s Unpredictable Dark Comedy ‘Flower’ [Tribeca Review] at The Playlist.
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As Donald Trump has shown, it takes a particular brand of awfulness to really galvanize an entire nation (and citizens around the globe) against you. And while Madalyn Murray O’Hair didn’t quite attract the same level of vitriol, she definitely earned the title “The Most Hated Woman In America.” Starring Melissa Leo, Josh Lucas, Adam Scott, Vincent Kartheiser and Juno Temple, and directed by Tommy O’Haver (“Ella Enchanted,” “An American Crime“), the film follows O’Hair who’s atheist activist put her right in the middle of the cultural conversation during the ’60s. Continue reading Melissa Leo Is ‘The Most Hated Woman In America’ In New Trailer For True Crime Biopic at The Playlist.
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While the cancelled-too-soon “Togetherness” showed us the warm dysfunction of middle-class, middle-age life in Eagle Rock, California, HBO turns the tables, taking viewers up the coast to Monterey for “Big Little Lies” where more money means deadlier problems. At a surface glance, the adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel might seem stridently unrelatable, showcasing a community where many of the lead characters live in gorgeous, huge homes overlooking the ocean, but it soon unravels into something richer, without dulling the knife edge thrills, darkly comic tone, and twisty plot developments worthy of well written beach read. Continue reading ‘Big Little Lies’ Is A Wickedly Twisty, High Gloss Soap Opera [TV Review] at The Playlist.
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A cast like Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley, directed entirely by Jean-Marc Vallée (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Wild,” “Demolition“), might make you think they’re all gearing up some kind of Oscar prestige picture. But it like it goes with so many projects these days, “Big Little Lies” is one you’ll be watching on the small screen, and it looks like it’s going to be quite the treat this winter. Continue reading Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman & Shailene Woodley Are Viciously Competitive In New Trailer For HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ at The Playlist.
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As we discussed earlier this week, the lines between TV and cinema are now fully blurred, and that’s only a good thing. It has raised the bar for both mediums, and where it once would’ve been unusual for a film actor or director to shift to the small screen, now it’s just a regular part of the career landscape. All that being said, the talent coming with “Big Little Lies” is exceptional no matter the format, and it already looks like it’s going to be a highlight of 2017. Continue reading Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman & Shailene Woodley Tell ‘Big Little Lies’ In First Trailer For HBO Series at The Playlist.
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My Blind Brother” is a romantic comedy that spins around one central thesis: what if a blind person was a selfish prick? That’s the joke in the middle of the threadbare, laughless plot that brings together a quartet of immensely talented people — Nick Kroll, Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, Zoe Kazan — and sees them all (with the exception of the latter) playing variations of pathetic and pitiable. And it’s hard to tell if it makes the film better or worse that they all share such great chemistry and charisma together; “My Blind Brother” is certainly the best version of this script you’ll get thanks to the cast, but it’s also a painful viewing experience to see such potential so thoroughly wasted, and such magnetism dulled off. Continue reading Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate & Zoe Kazan Deserve Better Than ‘My Blind Brother’ [Review] at The Playlist.
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It will be the second feature for ‘Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil’ writer-director Eli Craig.read more
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EXCLUSIVE: Is it the American Zatoichi? Maybe, maybe not, but the comedy My Blind Brother, which world premieres later this week at South By Southwest 2016 looks like a hell of a lot of fun either way. From first time writer-director Sophie Goodhart, the pic sees Adam Scott as a handsome ladies man and near perfect athlete who also happens to be blind, and Nick Kroll as his less handsome brother whose role in life is to serve as his brother’s eyes. Things get strained…
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EXCLUSIVE: Is it the American Zatoichi? Maybe, maybe not, but the comedy My Blind Brother, which world premieres later this week at South By Southwest 2016 looks like a hell of a lot of fun either way. From first time writer-director Sophie Goodhart, the pic sees Adam Scott as a handsome ladies man and near perfect athlete who also happens to be blind, and Nick Kroll as his less handsome brother whose role in life is to serve as his brother’s eyes. Things get strained…
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