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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.

The times, they are a changin’. Last week, the Cannes Film Festival turned a few heads when it announced the addition of two Netflix titles to the festival. Bong Joon-ho‘s “Okja” and Noah Baumbach‘s “The Meyerowitz Stories” will both appear on this year’s lineup of films, with “Okja” competing for this year’s Palme d’Or. Continue reading Netflix’s Cannes Film Festival Selections Run Afoul Of French Exhibitors at The Playlist.

Don’t hate the streaming service player, hate the streaming platform game. And it’s a game that’s still a thorn in Hollywood’s side. Leading the charge of streaming disruptors is of course Netflix and they continue to rock the industry and pinch good talent from all kinds of studios, many of whom have strong relationships with indie talent. The latest filmmaker going the way of Netflix is Noah Baumbach with his latest film, “Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).” Written and directed by Baumbach, (“Frances Ha,” “Mistress America”), Netflix has acquired the global rights to the picture ahead of any potential festival bows. Continue reading Noah Baumbach’s ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Is Acquired By Netflix at The Playlist.

The smoke of the SXSW Film Festival is fading, and the spring bloom of the Tribeca Film Festival is around the corner. And like they do every year, organizers have put together a series of terrific talks with some heavyweight filmmakers and creative talent, and they’re really bringing the goods in April. Scarlett Johansson, Noah Baumbach, Dustin Hoffman, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom Hanks, and more will participate in a series of conversations that should prove tremendously fascinating and entertaining. Continue reading Tribeca Talks 2017 Lineup Includes Scarlett Johansson, Noah Baumbach, Dustin Hoffman, Alejandro González Iñárritu, More at The Playlist.