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While cinephile purists might gripe about Netflix and their streaming ways, it can’t be denied that the streaming platform is giving financing to auteurs that traditional distributors can’t or won’t. Following “The Meyerowitz St…

Yeah, the movie news cycle has been rough lately, but change is coming (and it’s about goddamn time!) In the meantime, Netflix has just released one of its best original films… On this episode of Adjust Of Your Tracking, Joe and I talk abou…

Noah Baumbach’s new movie “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” may soon be streaming on Netflix, but it feels like something you might watch a faded print of in some cramped Greenwich Village theater of days gone by. Portraying the pain and pathos of the neurotic progeny of a New York sculptor whose career peaked in the 1970s, “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” benefits from the same lighter touch Baumbach’s direction has shown since “Frances Ha” while also delving into the messy family drama that powered “The Squid and the Whale,” resulting in a work both mature and funny that deals with heavy issues yet is not weighed down by them. Continue reading ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’: Noah Baumbach Talks Art, Family, Film vs. Digital & More [NYFF] at The Playlist.

The narrative that we paint each and every time Adam Sandler deems us worthy to experience a “serious” (re: not terrible) performance from him needs to die. When there are so many talented and versatile performers in the world who would love to hold the clout Sandler does in Hollywood, the idea that we clamor to enthusiastically support Sandler’s non-just for the paycheck/only ever for the paycheck roles is embarrassing. Not pushing out trash on a consistent basis (with seemingly the knowledge of what it is) isn’t anything commendable. Continue reading ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Trailer: Time To Meet The Dysfunctional Family at The Playlist.

I’m not sure if Netflix is trolling TIFF, but while organizers of the festival unveiled the rest of their massive lineup, the streaming service has dropped a teaser trailer for one movie you won’t see in Toronto: Noah Baumbach‘s “The Meyerowitz Stories.” And the talent behind the movie is pretty stacked. READ MORE: The Essentials: The Films Of Noah Baumbach Starring Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, and Emma Thompson, with a score by Randy Newman and cinematography by Robbie Ryan (“American Honey,” “Ginger & Rosa,” “I, Daniel Blake“), the film tells the story of adult siblings contending with the influence of their aging father. Continue reading ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Trailer: Adam Sandler Sings In Noah Baumbach’s Latest at The Playlist.

The not-exactly-thinly-populated category of the daddy-issue family dramedy gets an occasionally sparky but mostly desultory workout in Noah Baumbach‘s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Collected).” Cumbersome as the title is, it’s both a hint as to the loose, episodic, chapter-based storytelling, and a lie. The stories might be collected, but they’re not particularly imaginatively curated, and to anyone with a basic working knowledge of Baumbach’s back catalogue, the indie movie scene of the last two decades, and/or mid-period Woody Allen, they’re certainly not new.  Continue reading Noah Baumbach’s ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Is A Familiar Daddy-Issue Family Dramedy [Cannes Review] at The Playlist.

There’s been a lot of heated talk around Netflix and the Cannes Film Festival and so far, none of it is very good with the two sides warring about what is cinema and what is not (if a film debuts on a streaming platform, is it not a film?). Even Jury head Pedro Almodovar suggested a Netflix film was unlikely to win the palme d’Or or any other major awards. Continue reading Noah Baumbach’s ‘Meyerowitz Stories’: Watch The First Footage With Adam Sandler & Dustin Hoffman at The Playlist.

It’s but a week and a day until the Manolos take to the red carpet for the opening of the most glamorous summer event of the cinema year, the Cannes Film Festival. By coincidence, it’s also just a week and a day until the beginning of the sweaty, arduous, expensive, poorly nourished, constantly dehydrated, distinctly unglamorous queuing marathon that is the completely separate and unrelated Cannes Film Festival (For Critics). But for all its discomforts and inconveniences, when you get a lineup like this year, we wouldn’t have it any other way, except maybe to wish that the sandwich place nearest the Debussy line was just a bit more generous with the fillings. Continue reading The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2017 Cannes Film Festival at The Playlist.