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Adam Driver & Scarlett Johansson for next Noah Baumbach film

David Crow Nov 20, 2017

Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, and Laura Dern land lead roles in the next Noah Baumbach movie.

In news that allows its stars to appear in an anticipated project that’s free of lightsabers or capes, news broke late on Friday that Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson will lead director Noah Baumbach’s next movie. The information comes from The Tracking Board, which reported that the two will join Laura Dern, Merritt Wever, and Azhy Robertson in a currently untitled project.

While this is an original film from the auteur writer-director - so details are scarce - it is apparently clear that Driver and Johansson will play a married couple with a young child (Robertson). Johansson is also reported to be involved in the television world. This is of course an interesting prospect from Baumbach, the eclectic filmmaker behind films like The Squid And The Whale, Frances Ha,
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The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) – The Review

The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) is currently streaming on Netflix

Review by Stephen Tronicek

The first character that we’re introduced to in The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected), Noah Baumbach’s new best movie, ever is Danny (Adam Sandler) who feels like a pretty good representation of the film itself. As he drives around the streets of New York City, looking for a parking spot, his college-age daughter in tow, you see kindness in almost all of his actions. A need to please and connect with the young woman about to go off to college. And yet, every once in awhile, he snaps. Maybe it is the inability to actually find a parking spot, maybe it is the festering disconnect that he is having with his separated wife, maybe it is everything, but when push comes to shove Danny Meyerowitz screams f-words at drivers who can’t hear
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Noah Baumbach on ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ the Nature of Success, and Why so Many ‘Failed’ Artists Turn Into Assholes

Noah Baumbach on ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ the Nature of Success, and Why so Many ‘Failed’ Artists Turn Into Assholes
A poison-tipped portrait of living through his parents’ divorce, “The Squid and the Whale” has long been understood to be Noah Baumbach’s most explicitly autobiographical film. And yet, so much of his subsequent work — from the slapstick solipsism of “Mistress America” to the generational broadside of “While We’re Young” — is snagged on the perils of letting other people determine one’s self-worth. A Barnard freshman is desperate for the approval of her school’s most exclusive literary society. An esoteric director feels attacked when his new documentary about a leftist intellectual isn’t as warmly received as his doting protege’s dumb movie about some guy he knows on Facebook. Even “De Palma” hinges on an artist having the opportunity to reckon with his own reputation; it’s an extremely generous gift from one filmmaker to another.

So while “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” which premiered to
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New to Streaming: ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99,’ ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

78/52 (Alexandre Philippe)

There’s been documentaries that analyze entire cinematic movements, directors, actors, writers, specific films, and more aspects of filmmaking, but it’s rare to see a feature film devoted to a single scene. With 78/52, if the clunky title addition didn’t tell you already, it explores the infamous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho with exacting precision and depth. Featuring interviews with Jamie Lee Curtis, Guillermo del Toro,
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach is a screenwriter, producer, director, and filmmaker. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 3, 1969. He first worked as a messenger for The New Yorker magazine before making his writing and directing debut in 1995 with ‘Kicking and Screaming’. He has gone on to establish a successful career in many aspects of filmmaking. One of his best-known works is ‘The Squid and the Whale’. This 2005 comedy-drama film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Other notable films written and directed by Noah Baumbach include ‘Mistress America’, While We’re Young’, and ‘Frances

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Noah Baumbach
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'The Meyerowitz Stories' Review: All-Star Family Dramedy Is Flat-Out Brilliant

'The Meyerowitz Stories' Review: All-Star Family Dramedy Is Flat-Out Brilliant
Noah Baumbach makes family movies that feel lived in – the kind that banter, bristle and sometimes bleed. The real kind. To the company of The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding and While We're Young, you can add The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), a literate New York comedy of bad family manners in which Baumbach rarely sends out a line of dialogue without a sting in its tail.

The film plays like a series of New Yorker short stories bound by blood ties. The Meyerowitz clan lives
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‘Assholes’ Director Peter Vack Made the Most Disgusting Movie Ever With ‘Recycled Amazon Money’

‘Assholes’ Director Peter Vack Made the Most Disgusting Movie Ever With ‘Recycled Amazon Money’
When Peter Vack scored a role over the summer playing Lola Kirke’s boyfriend on the Amazon series “Mozart in the Jungle,” he used the money to direct his first feature. The actor had scored in dozens of low-budget projects and directed a short film a few years earlier, but he had reason to believe nobody else was going to back his feature-length debut.

Just imagine the first sentence of the pitch,” said Vack, over lunch at Soho House. “‘It’s about two people who share an anal fetish, and I’m thinking of my sister to play the lead.’ I knew this particular endeavor was not something I’d be able to find investors for.”

The movie, by the way, was called “Assholes.” It premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, where it won the inaugural Adam Yauch Hornblower Award (a prize reserved for unique filmmaking visions); it also jolted audiences and critics alike,
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‘The Meyerowitz Stories’: Noah Baumbach Talks Art, Family, Film vs. Digital & More [Nyff]

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.

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Nyff: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Team Experience is at the New York Film Festival. Here's Manuel Betancourt on Noah Baumbach's new film, coming to Netflix on October 13th.

If the title hadn't clued you in just yet, Noah Baumbach's latest frames itself as a collection of short stories. Explaining this structure at a press screening during the New York Film Festival, the Frances Ha and The Squid and the Whale director said it had helped him create these discrete "stories" that together would tell a larger narrative about this (you guessed it) dysfunctional family.

We first meet Danny (Adam Sandler in full Punch Drunk Love mode), a middle-aged man who can't help but get needlessly irritated at the parking situation in New York as he heads to visit his father with his college-bound daughter in tow (Grace Van Patten, a revelation). Harold (Dustin Hoffman), who now lives with Maureen (Emma Thompson, having a
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With ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ Noah Baumbach Is Shooting on Film Again (And He’s Not Going Back to Digital)

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With ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ Noah Baumbach Is Shooting on Film Again (And He’s Not Going Back to Digital)
With his “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” filmmaker Noah Baumbach is returning to familiar — and fertile — territory, thanks to the eponymous family at the heart of the feature. Kitted out with a cast that include Adam Sandler in the somehow-still-rare dramatic role, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Emma Thompson, and Ben Stiller, familial dysfunction, a Baumbach mainstay, drives the film’s plot, but Baumbach’s ear for dialogue and hard-won emotion keep it chugging right along. The film also heralds Baumbach’s return to shooting on film — in this case, Super 16 mm — after going digital for his last trio of features. And, to hear him tell it, he’s not going back.

At a New York Film Festival press conference this afternoon, Baumbach got honest about his flirtation with digital, and why he’s all about film…again.

“I shot ‘The Squid and the Whale’ on Super 16, and in a kind of different way,
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Meet The Meyerowitz Family In Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman’s Comedy ‘The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)’

Get ready to meet the Meyerowitz family in the first trailer for the Netflix original movie “The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)”. Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson make up the dysfunctional family in the new dramedy from writer-director Noah Baumbach (“The Squid And The Whale”). The film, which played at Cannes […]
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Samuel Goldwyn Films Nabs Toronto-Venice Prizewinner ‘Sweet Country’ From Memento (Exclusive)

Samuel Goldwyn Films Nabs Toronto-Venice Prizewinner ‘Sweet Country’ From Memento (Exclusive)
Warwick Thornton’s critically lauded “Sweet Country,” a Western set in the Australian Outback, has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films, Variety has learned. The deal is for North American rights.

Sweet Country” won the top prize at Toronto’s Platform, the festival’s only competitive section. At the Venice Film Festival, where it world-premiered, the film won the Special Jury Prize. “Sweet Country” will next compete at the BFI London Film Festival and is generating buzz as a potential Oscar contender.

Memento Films International, which represents “Sweet Country” in international markets, has now sold the film nearly worldwide, including in the U.K. (Thunderbird Releasing), France (The Jokers), Spain (Wanda), Benelux (Cherry Pickers), Italy (102 Distribution), Switzerland (Praesens), Greece (One From The Heart), Turkey (Filmarti), Eastern Europe (HBO), Hungary (Ads Services), Romania (Macondo), former Yugoslavia (Megacom), Bulgaria (Bulgaria Film Vision), China (Lemon Tree) and Middle East (Falcon Films).

Set in Australia’s rugged Northern Territory, “Sweet Country
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New to Streaming: ‘Carrie,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘It Comes at Night,’ ‘Bottle Rocket,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson)

Wes Anderson’s feature debut, the slyly comedic Bottle Rocket, positions its heroes, three young wannabe criminals with an eye for small-scale robberies, as blind innocents, lost in the unfamiliar world of adulthood. As part of his 75-year plan, Dignan (Owen Wilson) forms a gang, consisting of himself, Anthony (Luke Wilson) who’s fresh out of a voluntary psychiatric hospital, and Bob (Robert Musgrave) who
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William Baldwin & Jay Abdo Join In Comedy Film ‘1st Born’; Rob Morgan Boards ‘The Week Of’

William Baldwin & Jay Abdo Join In Comedy Film ‘1st Born’; Rob Morgan Boards ‘The Week Of’
William Baldwin (The Squid and the Whale, Flatliners) and Jay Abdo (A Hologram for the King, Queen of the Desert) are set to co-star opposite Val Kilmer in the indie comedy 1st Born, from Iranian director Ali Atshani. The film, a Iranian-us joint production, follows young newlywed couple, Iranian born Ben and American Kate. When their first pregnancy has complications, it takes the whole family to come together, which is no small feat. Ben's father Hamid (Adbo) a virulent…
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‘Carol’ Comes to Netflix: See the Full List of Films to Binge in September 2017

‘Carol’ Comes to Netflix: See the Full List of Films to Binge in September 2017
Netflix may be in massive debt, but that hasn’t changed much for the streaming giant, which announced a robust list of new additions today. Todd Haynes’ “Carol” is heading to Netflix, as well as two other masterpieces from provocative auteurs: Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” and Darren Aronofsky’s “Requiem for a Dream.” As the summer movie season winds down, Netflix has plenty of gems to carry you into fall.

Other titles heading to the streaming service include the entire “Jaws” franchise, Martin Scorsese’s Daniel Day Lewis vehicle “Gangs of New York,” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Squid and the Whale.” Check out the complete list of all the new films joining Netflix in September, 2017 below, including our 7 must-see choices.

Read More:tv Imports: The Best Foreign Netflix Shows to Binge, Part 3 “Amores Perros” (September 1)

September kicks off with “Amores Perros,” the breakout feature from “Birdman” and “The Revenant” director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
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Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2017

Netflix has announced the titles it will be adding to its streaming service next month. Noteworthy movies hitting the service include Amores Perros, City of God, Dead Poets Society, Disney’s Hercules, Disney’s Mulan, Gone Baby Gone, Jaws, Pulp Fiction, Requiem for a Dream, The Squid and the Whale, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2017), and Carol. That should keep you pretty busy throughout the month, especially when you factor in worthwhile originals like Little Evil, BoJack Horseman Season 4, Jerry Before Seinfeld, and Gerald’s Game. Check out the full list of titles hitting Netflix next month, …
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Exclusive: Sneak Peek At Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller In Star-Studded ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’

Boasting an all-star cast and a critically acclaimed director, “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected” will be making its debut on Netflix this fall, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the upcoming film. Director Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale”, “Francis Ha”) once again tackles family dysfunction in this comic drama, with […]
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The Film Arcade, Gravitas Ventures board 'The Pathological Optimist'

The Film Arcade will handle theatrical, while Gravitas will handle VOD release.

The Film Arcade and Gravitas Ventures have acquired and will release Miranda Bailey’s documentary The Pathological Optimist.

The film will be released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles by The Film Arcade on September 29, followed by a VOD release via Gravitas later this year.

The Pathological Optimist centres on Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the man behind one of the most controversial, intensely debated topics in modern medicine - the anti-vaccination movement.

An expat from Britain who currently resides in Austin, Texas, Wakefield allowed Bailey and her team to follow him and his family for five years beginning in 2011 as he fought a defamation battle in the courts against the British Medical Journal and journalist Brian Deer.

The Pathological Optimist is Bailey’s follow-up to her debut documentary feature Greenlit, which premiered at SXSW in 2010. Bailey has produced more than 20 films, including the Oscar-nominated
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Film Arcade, Gravitas Nab Doc About Controversial Anti-Vaccination Figure

The Film Arcade and Gravitas Ventures have acquired Miranda Bailey’s documentary The Pathological Optimist, about leading anti-vaccination figure Dr. Andrew Wakefield.

The film will be released theatrically by Film Arcade on Sept. 29 followed by a VOD release via Gravitas later this year.

Bailey, the producer behind The Squid and the Whale and The Diary of a Teenage Girl, offers a character study of the controversial doctor, one of 13 co-authors of a notorious 1998 paper in the U.K. medical Journal The Lancet that suggested a link between vaccines and autism. As a result, Dr. Wakefield became the public face of what has...
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Nyff Announces 2017 Main Slate, Including ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ and More

Nyff Announces 2017 Main Slate, Including ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ and More
It’s beginning to look a lot like fall festival season. On the heels of announcements from Tiff and Venice, the 55th edition of the New York Film Festival has unveiled its Main Slate, including a number of returning faces, emerging talents, and some of the most anticipated films from the festival circuit this year.

This year’s Main Slate showcases a number of films honored at Cannes including Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or–winner “The Square,” Robin Campillo’s “Bpm,” and Agnès Varda & Jr’s “Faces Places.” Other Cannes standouts, including “The Rider” and “The Florida Project,” will also screen at Nyff.

Read MoreTIFF Reveals First Slate of 2017 Titles, Including ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Downsizing,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name

Elsewhere, Aki Kaurismäki’s Silver Bear–winner “The Other Side of Hope” and Agnieszka Holland’s Alfred Bauer Prize–winner “Spoor” come to Nyff after Berlin bows.
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