‘The King Of Staten Island’ On VOD Friday, June 12th

Available On Demand June 12 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=233&v=a4wsbzhKnSE&feature=emb_logo This summer, Apatow directs Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson in a bracing comedy about love, loss and laughter on Staten Island. Scott (Davidson) has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister (Maude Apatow, HBO’s Euphoria) heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Oscar® winner Marisa Tomei) and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys—Oscar (Ricky Velez, Master of None), Igor (Moises Arias, Five Feet Apart) and Richie (Lou Wilson, TV’s The Guest

Noah Baumbach on Screenwriting

On December 5, 2019, filmmaker Noah Baumbach was the featured guest of the BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture Series. Baumbach, whose writing and directing movie credits include The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding, Greenberg, Frances Ha, Mistress America, The Meyerowitz Stories, and Marriage Story, delivered a lecture followed by a brief Q&A.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=XIz_7A2F5u0&feature=emb_logo 

Greg Daniels’ “Upload” (Amazon) Premiers on May 1

Greg Daniels, the writer behind the The Office and co-creator of Parks and Recreation, after ten years, returns with two shows in May. One is another workplace comedy starring Steve Carell (Netflix’s Space Force), but the other is Daniels’ true follow-up to The Office and Parks and Rec: a sci-fi comedy mystery called Upload. In many ways it’s a tremendously different show from those iconic sitcoms—it’s single-camera, it’s R-rated, and it’s heavily serialized. But what it shares with Daniels’ previous shows is what makes it so compelling: despite being a story set in the afterlife tackling themes of capitalism and loss of privacy, Upload is at heart deeply human and deeply funny. The series takes place in the year 2033, and the afterlife is not just possible, it’s profitable.

Netflix Partners with MK2: Chaplin, Truffaut, Demy…

Netflix has announced a new partnership with MK2 Films that will bring heavyweight auteurs such as Charlie Chaplin, François Truffaut, Jacques Demy, Alain Resnais, Krzysztof Kieślowski, and more to the streaming platform. The deal is set to bring 50 movies from the MK2 Films catalogue to Netflix throughout 2020, beginning April 24 with the launch of 12 Truffaut classics: “Bed and Board,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “Confidentially Yours,” “Jules and Jim,” “Love on the Run,” “Shoot the Piano Player,” “Stolen Kisses,” “The 400 Blows,” “The Last Metro,” “The Soft Skin,” “The Woman Next Door,” and “Two English Girls.” The deal begins with select Netflix international platforms such as in French-speaking territories. Cinephile early adopters may remember that around 2007 and 2008, when Netflix

Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York (2019)

Woody Allen makes a film starring some of the best actors in the world and no one can find let alone watch it?!  How is it possible that A Rainy Day in New York is simply off the grid? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwT1H7QUG5k