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Check Out The UK Trailer & Poster For Robert Pattinson Starrer ‘Good Time’

One of the highlights of this year’s Cannes Film Festival back in May was the Robert Pattinson-led drama Good Time from the brothers Josh and Ben Safdie (The Pleasure Of Being Robbed, Daddy Longlegs). The film was warmly received by critics and the public, and the film has been given a release date in the UK and Ireland of 17th November. We have the first Good Time UK trailer and the poster below.

Good Time UK Trailer and Poster

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself,
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New to Streaming: ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time,’ ‘Marjorie Prime,’ ‘Lady Macbeth,’ ‘Landline,’ 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.

Abundant Acreage Available (Angus MacLachlan)

Faith-based cinema is as diverse a genre as there is, from the extreme, often violent portraits of devotion from established directors like Martin Scorsese and Mel Gibson, to the attacks on logic in the God’s Not Dead and Left Behind pictures. Angus MacLachlan, a great storyteller of the not-too-deep south, offers a nuanced example of what this genre can bring, returning with the moving Abundant Acreage Available.
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How Josh and Benny Safdie Used Guerrilla Filmmaking to Hack Their Way Into Hollywood

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How Josh and Benny Safdie Used Guerrilla Filmmaking to Hack Their Way Into Hollywood
Long before Robert Pattinson took a risk on them by starring in the gritty heist movie “Good Time,” sibling directors Josh and Benny Safdie spent a decade making scrappy, low-budget movies on the streets of New York. Now, they’ve been to Cannes three times, won fans from Hollywood executives and Martin Scorsese alike, and set up their own production company.

Just a few weeks after “Good Time” landed acclaim in competition at Cannes, a big studio project offered them a project. And they said no.

“It’s been a strange confluence of events,” said Benny in an interview a few days before the movie’s release in New York. “It’s just weird, because now there are a lot more people asking us questions—“

Josh, who’s a year and half older at 33, cut in. He does that a lot. “All of a sudden, everyone’s like, ‘Oh, you speak our language.
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'Good Time': How Two Brothers Scuzzed Up Robert Pattinson and Made a Gritty Classic

'Good Time': How Two Brothers Scuzzed Up Robert Pattinson and Made a Gritty Classic
Robert Pattinson can't explain it – he just knew.

It was early 2015, and the Twilight star was now three years removed from Edward Cullen, the iconic vampire heartthrob who made the British actor's name but had also painted him into a corner. Looking to break free, the then-29-year-old star began seeking out daring dramas and working with filmmakers like David Cronenberg, David Michôd, Werner Herzog and James Gray. He was determined to prove that he wasn't just a Ya pinup. And in the midst of that reinvention, Pattinson stumbled upon
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‘Good Time’ Soundtrack: Robert Pattinson’s Cannes Drama Gets Award-Winning Album From Oneohtrix Point Never — Listen

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‘Good Time’ Soundtrack: Robert Pattinson’s Cannes Drama Gets Award-Winning Album From Oneohtrix Point Never — Listen
Josh and Ben Safdie’s Cannes entry “Good Time” doesn’t hit theaters until August 11, but Robert Pattinson fans can get a taste of the crime-drama by listening to a song on the film’s soundtrack from Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never. “The Pure and the Damned” is a collaboration with Iggy Pop and closes out the 13-song soundtrack, also out August 11.

Read More: Cannes 2017: The 10 Best Movies of This Year’s Festival

Good Time,” which won the Soundtrack Award at Cannes last month, follows a bank robber (Pattinson) who finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him.

“About 8 years ago, we were turned onto the music of Oneohtrix Point Never,” Josh Safdie wrote on the YouTube page for the song. “I had always imagined Dan’s work, especially his earlier work, as soundtracks to movies that never existed.”

Lopatin added, “To me the Safdies
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Robert Pattinson's 'Good Time' scores key deals

Robert Pattinson's 'Good Time' scores key deals
Exclusive: Cannes title secures mix of traditional distributors and Netflix on a number of key territories.

Memento Films International (Mfi) is reporting “sell-out sales” on Josh and Benny Safdie’s Cannes Palme d’Or contender Good Time, in a mix of deals combining a multi-territory Netflix Svod accord with a slew of theatrical pick-ups.

The heist thriller, starring Robert Pattinson, marked the brothers’ Cannes Competition debut after previously playing in Directors’ Fortnight with The Pleasure Of Being Robbed and Daddy Longlegs.

Paris-based Mfi said Netflix has picked up the film for a Svod window in Spain, Italy, UK and Ireland, Scandinavia, Israel, Portugal, Bulgaria, Russia, Cis, the Baltics, ex-Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Netflix acquired the film after the initial sales launch at the Afm last November in a deal stipulating that the streaming giant allow a theatrical release in territories where distributors wanted to take
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Robert Pattinson's 'Good Time' heading to Netflix in key territories

Robert Pattinson's 'Good Time' heading to Netflix in key territories
Exclusive: Cannes title also scores cinema deals, reflecting a shift in global distribution landscape.

Memento Films International (Mfi) is reporting “sell-out sales” on Josh and Benny Safdie’s Cannes Palme d’Or contender Good Time, in a mix of deals combining a multi-territory Netflix Svod accord with a slew of theatrical pick-ups.

The heist thriller, starring Robert Pattinson, marked the brothers’ Cannes Competition debut after previously playing in Directors’ Fortnight with The Pleasure Of Being Robbed and Daddy Longlegs.

Paris-based Mfi said Netflix has picked up the film for a Svod window in Spain, Italy, UK and Ireland, Scandinavia, Israel, Portugal, Bulgaria, Russia, Cis, the Baltics, ex-Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Netflix acquired the film after the initial sales launch at the Afm last November in a deal stipulating that the streaming giant allow a theatrical release in territories where distributors wanted to take on the
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Robert Pattinson Reveals How He Embraced The Streets of New York (and Dodged Paparazzi) Shooting ‘Good Time’

Robert Pattinson Reveals How He Embraced The Streets of New York (and Dodged Paparazzi) Shooting ‘Good Time’
Robert Pattinson made his name in “Twilight” and now capitalizes on his global bankability by chasing distinctive character roles and indie auteurs. This time it’s Josh and Benny Safdie’s Cannes Competition entry “Good Time” (A24, August 11) as he takes on the canny older brother who looks out for his impulsive, hulking sibling (Benny Safdie).

At the official Cannes press conference following the screening, he announced that he’ll star in “Parrots of Summer,” the upcoming film from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ciro Guerra (“Embrace of the Serpent”) as well as another film with David Michôd, with whom he worked on “The Rover.”

In the can is “Damsel,” a Zellner brothers western with Mia Wasikowska, which is seeking distribution; coming up are movies with French filmmaker Claire Denis (father-daughter space drama “High Life”) and “Christine” director Antonio Campos.

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted
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Robert Pattinson Reveals How He Embraced The Streets of New York (and Dodged Paparazzi) Shooting ‘Good Time’

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Robert Pattinson Reveals How He Embraced The Streets of New York (and Dodged Paparazzi) Shooting ‘Good Time’
Robert Pattinson made his name in “Twilight” and now capitalizes on his global bankability by chasing distinctive character roles and indie auteurs. This time it’s Josh and Benny Safdie’s Cannes Competition entry “Good Time” (A24, August 11) as he takes on the canny older brother who looks out for his impulsive, hulking sibling (Benny Safdie).

At the official Cannes press conference following the screening, he announced that he’ll star in “Parrots of Summer,” the upcoming film from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ciro Guerra (“Embrace of the Serpent”) as well as another film with David Michôd, with whom he worked on “The Rover.”

In the can is “Damsel,” a Zellner brothers western with Mia Wasikowska, which is seeking distribution; coming up are movies with French filmmaker Claire Denis (father-daughter space drama “High Life”) and “Christine” director Antonio Campos.

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted
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Scorsese & Safdie Brothers ready Uncut Gems thriller with Jonah Hill to star

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A24, the New York-based independent entertainment company founded by Daniel Katz, David Fenkel, and John Hodges has just scooped up the worldwide rights to Uncut Gems, a thriller set to be directed by both Josh and Benny Safdie (The Pleasure Of Being Robbed, Daddy Longlegs). Alongside the announcement of the film, it's also been revealed that Jonah Hill (War Dogs, Moneyball) is set to star in the project... Read More...
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A24 Re-Teams With Safdie Bros for ‘Uncut Gems,’ Executive Produced By Martin Scorsese

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A24 Re-Teams With Safdie Bros for ‘Uncut Gems,’ Executive Produced By Martin Scorsese
A24 has purchased the worldwide rights to the Safdie brothers’ next film, the thriller “Uncut Gems,” Deadline reports. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush of Scott Rudin Productions are producing, with Martin Scorsese executive producing. Benny and Josh Safdie co-wrote the script with Ronald Bronstein.

Read More: Cannes: Before ‘Good Time,’ the Safdie Brothers’ ‘Daddy Longlegs’ Reinvented the New York Movie

Uncut Gems” will star Jonah Hill as Howard Ratner, the central character in a story set in New York City’s Diamond District. Emma Tillinger Koskoff, producer of Scorsese’s “Silence,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and the upcoming “The Irishman,” will also executive produce.

The Safdie brothers’ new film, “Good Time,” is having its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie follows a bank robber, played by Robert Pattinson, who finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him. “Good Time, the film
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Cannes: Before ‘Good Time,’ the Safdie Brothers’ ‘Daddy Longlegs’ Reinvented the New York Movie

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Cannes: Before ‘Good Time,’ the Safdie Brothers’ ‘Daddy Longlegs’ Reinvented the New York Movie
This is the first part of a series exploring significant films from the careers of directors showing new work at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

By most estimations, the image of New York as a scrappy bohemia filled with neurotic, obsessive loners peaked in the seventies, with the palpable grittiness of early works by Martin Scorsese, Abel Ferrara and John Cassavetes providing a window into a jagged urban underworld that no longer exists. If that’s the true, sibling directors Josh and Ben Safdie must have arranged quite the seance to resurrect it.

Over the course of a decade, the co-founders of a New York film collective have found fresh angles into the manic personalities of inner life, from two-bit thieves to failing parents and junkies, and their style only crystalizes as they move along. An old tradition lives again.

At the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, the Safdies are poised to take
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‘Good Time’ First Look: Robert Pattinson’s Indie Hot Streak Continues With Safdie Brothers’ Cannes Contender

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‘Good Time’ First Look: Robert Pattinson’s Indie Hot Streak Continues With Safdie Brothers’ Cannes Contender
Robert Pattinson is extending his list of films that will have their world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival with “Good Time,” which follows a bank robber who finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him. The film will play in Competition at Cannes. Pattinson’s previous Cannes movies include David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” and “Maps To The Stars” and David Michod’s “The Rover.”

Watch First Short By ‘Heaven Knows What’ Director Benny Safdie Online For Free

Directed by brothers Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie, “Good Time” also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Barkhad Abdi. Josh Safdie recently commented on the film in an Instagram post, saying:

Good Time, the film we’ve been slaving over for the past 19 months, will world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the main competition! Here’s a still of #RobertPattinson as Connie. He and everyone else in the film are incredible.
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17 Shocks and Surprises from the 2017 Cannes Lineup, From ‘Twin Peaks’ to Netflix and Vr

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For such a highly anticipated event, the Cannes Film Festival tends to contain a fairly predictable lineup: The Official Selection focuses on established auteurs whose work lands a coveted slot at the flashy gathering on autopilot. That was certainly the case last year, when the 2016 edition opened with a Woody Allen movie and featured new work from the likes of Pedro Almodovar, Nicolas Winding Refn, the Dardennes brothers and Olivier Assayas.

But we live in unpredictable times, and judging by today’s announcement of the Official Selection for Cannes 2017, even the world’s most powerful festival isn’t impervious to change. This year’s Cannes is filled with surprises: television and virtual reality, some intriguing non-fiction selections, and a whole lot of unknown quantities that push the festival in fresh directions.

That’s not to say that there aren’t a few familiar names that stand out. Todd Haynes is
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Cannes Wish List: 50 Films That Have a Serious Shot at the 2017 Festival Lineup

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Cannes Wish List: 50 Films That Have a Serious Shot at the 2017 Festival Lineup
In order to make accurate predictions about the potential Cannes Film Festival lineup, it’s first important to explore which films definitely won’t make the cut. The glamorous French gathering is notorious for waiting until the last minute before locking in every slot for its Official Selection. That includes competition titles, out of competition titles, a small midnight section and the Un Certain Regard sidebar. Cannes announces the bulk of its selections in Paris on April 13, but until then, there are plenty of ways to make educated guesses. Much of the reporting surrounding the upcoming festival selection is simply lists of films expected to come out this year. However, certain movies are definitely not going to the festival for various reasons.

That’s why our own list of potentials doesn’t include “Image Et Parole,” Jean-Luc Godard’s followup to “Goodbye to Language,” which sales agent Wild Bunch now anticipates as a 2018 title.
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Why Casey Neistat Thinks TV and Movies Are ‘A Waste of Time’

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Why Casey Neistat Thinks TV and Movies Are ‘A Waste of Time’
Is Casey Neistat “the innovator of vlogging”? That was the gushing description heaped on the filmmaker in an introduction to his appearance at Vidcon last week. He was all for the hyperbole. “Say it louder,” he said as he sat down for a discussion about his career. As a professional vlogger, part of Neistat’s product (and his charm) is his persona: A blend of daredevil machismo and heartfelt humility. In person and online, he emanates a playful warmth and a deep love for his fans.

In addition to sharing daily videos on his YouTube channel, Neistat is a filmmaker, producer, and director. He has roots in the indie film world, with a producer credit on John and Benny Safdie’s “Daddy Longlegs,” which won an Independent Spirit Award in 2011, and executive producing “The Pleasure of Being Robbed,” which played Cannes in 2008.

But the Internet has welcomed Neistat more warmly than any film festival.
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Watch: Electric New Trailer For Josh And Ben Safdie's Award Winning 'Heaven Knows What'

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Heaven Knows What” is the latest film from Josh and Ben Safdie. The brothers' first two features, "The Pleasure Of Being Robbed" and "Daddy Longlegs" put them on the radar and appeared at top-tier festivals around the world. Meanwhile, their first feature documentary “Lenny Cooke” hit both the Tribeca Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. And now, you can watch the new trailer for their latest which is also earning them a fair share of attention. The story takes place in New York City’s Upper West Side, telling the tale of two heroin-addicted lovers played by Arielle Holmes and Caleb Landry Jones. The film is based on the true stories told in the book "Mad Love In New York City" written by Holmes, and our review called the movie "a strident, difficult watch" but one that is "nonetheless a truthful, specific film." The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the C.
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Heaven Knows What Trailer Dives Into An Addict's Own Personal Hell

Winner of the top prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2014, Josh and Benny Safdie's latest film, Heaven Knows What, is based on Arielle Holmes' unpublished memoirs about her days as a heroin addict on the streets of New York City. Holmes stars alongside Caleb Landry Jones (Antiviral). RADiUS TWC will be releasing the film stateside later this spring, while Paste Magazine premiered the trailer today. It's a feverish cut, knocking us straight into the tumult of an addict's desperation. The Safdie Brothers have been steadily building up an interesting body of work on the American Independent scene, starting years ago with The Pleasure Of Being Robbed, which I still hold charming memories of. This promises to be their most assured film yet,...

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When Josh and Benny Safdie Met Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne

When Josh and Benny Safdie Met Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
From the brothers Warner to the brothers Weinstein, the movie business has long been a fraternal affair, though sibling director teams (Coen, Hughes, Wachowski) are a relatively new concept, and one that always inspired a raft of predictable questions: How exactly does a directing team collaborate? Does one concentrate on the visual elements while the other works with the actors? Do they stand side-by-side on the set like a mythological two-headed beast? It was in this gentle spirit of inquiry — and cultural exchange — that the two sets of brother directors with films in the main slate of this year’s New York Film Festival sat down to meet last Sunday afternoon, on a large yellow sofa in the patron lounge of Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

At first glance, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne don’t have very much in common with Josh and Benny Safdie aside from the fact
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Needle in a Haystack; RADiUS Comfort Safdie Bros.’ “Heaven Knows What”

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After landing more audience “friendly” items in Ross KatzAdult Beginners and Richard Lagravenese’s The Last 5 Years, RADiUS’ Tom Quinn and Jason Janego have made their third pick-up of the Toronto Int. Film Festival (technically their first post-fest item) with a boundary-pushing/raw street film that blurs the lines between docu and fiction. After world preeming in Venice, and Tiff, the Safdie Bros.’ Heaven Knows What lands at Nyff tomorrow and will be pegged with a second quarter 2015 release.

Gist: Written by Ronald Bronstein and Josh Safdie, this is based on Arielle Holmes’ soon-to-be-published memoir Mad Love in New York City and tells the story of a vagabond couple in NYC battling addiction amidst a manic love affair.

Worth Noting: Creative members of the Safdies collaborative include Ronald Brownstein, mutli-tasking actress Eleonore Hendricks and for a second outing, Sean Price Williams (Dp on Alex Ross Perry’s films).

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