New York Film Festival sets slate with Almodovar, Varda
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Festival announced the main slate for its 57th edition on Tuesday, adding films by Pedro Almodovar, Noah Baumbach and the late Agnes Varda to its selective annual...
ROME (AP) — The 76th Venice Film Festival will feature three Netflix productions alongside Hollywood titles, embracing the streaming giant after the Cannes Film Festival excluded it for a second...
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Oscar-nominated writer and director Noah Baumbach is being honored at the Nantucket Film Festival in June.
Organizers said Tuesday that actor Ben Stiller will present "The Squid and the Whale" creator with the festival's annual Screenwriters Tribute Award.
"Lady Bird" is a graceful, insightful, smart, hilarious and warm coming-of-age comedic drama that could only come from Greta Gerwig.
Gerwig is the singular comedic talent whose quirky, offbeat sense of style was on glorious display in several Noah Baumbach films, notably "Frances Ha" and "Mistress America," both of which she co-wrote. With "Lady Bird" she makes her writing and directing debut, and it's a compliment to her that her cinematic voice is already fully her own.
Review: A family tale told artfully in ‘Meyerowitz Stories’
NEW YORK (AP) — Your first response to "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)" may very well be: Adam Sandler is good — REALLY good — in his sensitive, nuanced portrayal as Danny, the outsider son in the Meyerowitz brood.
NEW YORK — As warring half brothers in Friday’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler’s years of estrangement climaxes with a down and dirty tussle.
There aren’t any stunt players here, just the two stars, both 51 and in, well, fighting shape.
“I did write these brothers specifically for Adam and Ben,” said filmmaker Noah Baumbach, an Oscar nominee for his 2005 autobiographical screenplay for “The Squid and the Whale.”
‘Lady Bird’ leads another charge for ‘Moonlight’ maker A24
TORONTO (AP) — Greta Gerwig stood on the stage of the Ryerson Theatre at the Toronto International Film Festival, wiping back tears from the roaring standing ovation that greeted her directorial debut, "Lady Bird."
Gerwig was already a successful actress and a proven screenwriter, having co-written several films including two with Noah Baumbach ("Frances Ha" and "Mistress America"). But her leap into directing, she said, took some gumption.
NEW YORK (AP) — Films by Greta Gerwig, Sean Baker and Agnes Varda are headed to the 55th New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the selections of 25 films for its main slate on Tuesday, including eight directed by women.
Naomi Watts wants to star in a comedy.
The 'Book of Henry' actress is used to appearing in gritty dramas and tales of darkness, but she's on the lookout for a more "quirky" role where she could have a lot of fun on set.
She said: "I want more laughs in my career. I've endured plenty of darkness and sadness and soul-searching. I've been lucky enough to work with the likes of David O. Russell and a movie I did with Noah Baumbach a few years ago. But I'm not the go-to when it comes to comedy.
CANNES, France (AP) — It's a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Oscar campaigns.
Standing ovations at Cannes, which concludes Sunday with the Palme d'Or presentation, appear likely to lead to awards consideration for a number of big names, including Adam Sandler, Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson.
CANNES, France (AP) — Afternoon Mediterranean light pours into an open doorway where Dustin Hoffman sits, grinning.
He will turn 80 this summer and his hair, still full, is mostly white. But he looks remarkably good. Age has done little to dim his eagerness for engagement, his mischievous wit or, it turns out, his proclivity for continual self-examination.
CANNES, France (AP) — This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking out their positions.
CANNES, France (AP) — It's not every day you hear the name "Happy Gilmore" referenced at the Cannes Film Festival.
But that was the case Sunday when Noah Baumbach's "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)," starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman, premiered at the French Riviera festival.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has historically been about as fond of change as day-old baguettes.
As much as its screens light up with the world's most daring, adventurous cinema, the French Riviera festival protects its traditions more closely than its dapper hosts guard the famous Cannes red carpet. But this year, even as Cannes prepares for a lavish birthday celebration, the Croisette is quaking with transformation.
PARIS (AP) — A Civil War film by Sofia Coppola, a Ukrainian road movie and a drama about AIDS activism are among the 18 films competing for top prizes this year at the Cannes Film Festival , an international cinema extravaganza that organizers hope can help counter rising nationalist sentiment around the world.
NEW YORK — Adam Driver — the tall, lanky actor who has Lena Dunham's "Girls" and Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" on his resume — is invited to Martin Scorsese's house to discuss a new project.
Parker Posey working on off-beat memoir
NEW YORK (AP) — Parker Posey, a longtime favorite in the independent film community, is planning a book with an off-beat spirit.
Blue Rider Press has acquired the actress' "You're On An Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir in Monologues, Crafts and Recipes."
Review: ‘The Joneses’ is another studio comedy misfire
The modern studio comedy increasingly feels limp, suffocated by the financial imperatives of high-concept plots and desperately in search of signs of life. Greg Mottola's "Keeping Up With the Joneses" is, like many before it, fine enough. But it mostly goes down as another collection of funny people stuck in too narrowly clichéd roles in an overly familiar story.