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This spring, Hulu‘s stunning adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s “The Handmaid’s Tale” has become one of the major television talking points among critics and audiences, and the good news for both is that another one of the author’s works is coming to the small screen, and it also looks like it’ll pack a wallop. Penned by Sarah Polley (“Away From Her,” “Take This Waltz“) and directed by Mary Harron (“American Psycho“), Netflix‘s “Alias Grace” is inspired by the true story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a young, poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who — along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan) — finds herself accused and convicted of the infamous 1843 murders of her employer, wealthy farmer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin). Continue reading First Look: Netflix’s Margaret Atwood Adaptation ‘Alias Grace,’ Written By Sarah Polley & Directed By Mary Harron at The Playlist.

This spring, Hulu‘s stunning adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s “The Handmaid’s Tale” has become one of the major television talking points among critics and audiences, and the good news for both is that another one of the author’s works is coming to the small screen, and it also looks like it’ll pack a wallop. Penned by Sarah Polley (“Away From Her,” “Take This Waltz“) and directed by Mary Harron (“American Psycho“), Netflix‘s “Alias Grace” is inspired by the true story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a young, poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who — along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan) — finds herself accused and convicted of the infamous 1843 murders of her employer, wealthy farmer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin). Continue reading First Look: Netflix’s Margaret Atwood Adaptation ‘Alias Grace,’ Written By Sarah Polley & Directed By Mary Harron at The Playlist.

The controversy over the inclusion of two Netflix films in competition at the 70th Festival de Cannes simply will not go away. Netflix currently has no plans to release Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” in French theaters before they are released on the streaming service (both films will get a day and date release in the U.S.)  This has not set well with the French film industry or media and it prompted the festival to announce that no films acquired or produced by a streaming service will be included in future years without a confirmed theatrical release. Continue reading Netflix Controversy Rears Its Ugly Head At Cannes Pedro Almodovar And Will Smith Take Different Sides at The Playlist.

Following Jason Bateman’s announcement on Twitter about returning to “Arrested Development” this summer, Netflix has made it official: the show will be back for season 5. And the entire Bluth family cast is returning including Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Alia Shawkat, with series creator Mitch Hurwitz again leading the charge. Continue reading Netflix Officially Announces ‘Arrested Development’ Season 5 at The Playlist.

“Stories about a narcissistic, erratically behaving family in the building business are really underrepresented on TV these days” The post It’s Official: Arrested Development Season 5 is Coming! appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

The debate around Netflix and their dedication to cinema continues to rage. One on side, there are those who argue the streaming service’s priority of availability over traditional release models is killing moviegoing as we know it. Not only that, the introduction of new features like Skip Intro — which extend to non-Netflix produced feature films as well — is actually destroying the very way that movies were intended to be watched by their creators. Continue reading Bong Joon-Ho Explains Why Netflix Wouldn’t Let Him Shoot ‘Okja’ On 35mm at The Playlist.