Aubrey Plaza

My Old Ass is a supremely charming affair that values the importance of familial connection: Sydney Film Festival Review

Though there is a high-concept present in the narrative forming of My Old Ass – shroom induced time travel could be the easiest elevator pitch summary (so, a high-concept if ever there was one) – Megan Park‘s deliriously sweet, always charming, oft-hilarious venture is, at its core, an uncomplicated affair that simply wants to make…

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Film Review: Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre; Hugh Grant’s camp energy and Aubrey Plaza’s deadpan Bond girl elevate suave spy comedy

Originally scheduled for an early release starting in January of 2022, the sudden pulling of Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre from the theatrical schedule certainly didn’t bode well for a film that, from all appearances, seemed like a certified success.  Yes, it wasn’t uncommon for films to shift during the time period due to the…

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Emily the Criminal is someone we shouldn’t root for, but thanks to Aubrey Plaza we do: Melbourne International Film Festival Review

They say crime doesn’t pay, but whoever stated as such may want to have a chat with the titular criminal in John Patton Ford‘s scrappy, oft intense thriller, one that furthers Aubrey Plaza‘s hold on chaos personified characters in the off-kilter subsect of cinema. Plaza’s Emily is a former art student with a $70,000 debt…

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Emily the Criminal; if it’s wrong to root for the bad guy then you won’t want to be right!: Sydney Film Festival Review

They say crime doesn’t pay, but whoever stated as such may want to have a chat with the titular criminal in John Patton Ford‘s scrappy, oft intense thriller, one that furthers Aubrey Plaza‘s hold on chaos personified characters in the off-kilter subsect of cinema. Plaza’s Emily is a former art student with a $70,000 debt…

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Emily the Criminal; Aubrey Plaza personifies charming chaos in scrappy, oft intense thriller: Sundance Film Festival Review

They say crime doesn’t pay, but whoever stated as such may want to have a chat with the titular criminal in John Patton Ford‘s scrappy, oft intense thriller, one that furthers Aubrey Plaza‘s hold on chaos personified characters in the off-kilter subsect of cinema. Plaza’s Emily is a former art student with a $70,000 debt…

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Film Review: Best Sellers is a safe, easy read lightly boosted by the odd-couple pairing of Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza

Look, I know they say not to judge a book by its cover, but it’s precisely what one will do with Best Sellers, a cliched dramedy that nudges every narrative beat you expect, only mildly saved by the odd-couple pairing of Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza; his cantankerousness at odds with her more manic downtrodden-ness….

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Win a double in-season pass to see Michael Caine in Best Sellers

Thanks to Rialto Distribution we have 10 double passes (Admit 2) to give away for the upcoming release of Best Sellers, starring Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza, set for release in Australian cinemas from November 25th, 2021. Lucy Stanbridge has inherited her father’s publishing house, but the ambitious would-be editor has nearly sunk it with…

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Melbourne International Film Festival Review: Black Bear is a chaotic, relentless experience grounded by a mesmerising Aubrey Plaza

There are some films you just can’t quite pick. As much as Lawrence Michael Levine‘s Black Bear stays relatively true to its basic plot logline – “A filmmaker at a creative impasse seeks solace from her tumultuous past at a rural retreat, only to find that the woods summon her inner demons in intense and…

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Little Hours (USA, 2017) is a fun, irreverent, often non-sensical comedy

Fans of off-kilter comedy should find something of value in Jeff Baena’s quirky spoof The Little Hours, a play on the 14th-century Giovanni Boccaccio novella The Decameron. With hefty doses of witchcraft, torture, and pan-sexuality peppered throughout the script, it’s not hard to see some viewers being confounded by Baena’s film just as much as those…

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Ingrid Goes West (USA, 2017) Savages Social Media

At first glance, the logline for Ingrid Goes West can sound a bit twee, tacky or hyperbolic. In the wrong hands, this feels like a film that could easily have come off the wrong way. However, it’s to the credit of director Matt Splicer that it feels less like a lecture from your parents more…

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Legion‘s first season was wildly stylised; examining reality, fantasy, mental illness and mutants

Sometimes a new show comes along and it feels like a breath of fresh air in amongst a genre that has been feeling a little formulaic and stale. Legion created and developed by Noah Hawley (Fargo) takes a deeply dramatic dive into the world of mutants and superpowers. We meet David Haller (Dan Stevens) and…

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FX renews the mind-bending Legion for a Second Season

It’s been garnering rave reviews from critics and fans alike for its mind bendingly psychological twists and turns, so it’s no surprise that FX has announced that Legion will return for a second season in 2018. The show helmed by Emmy and Golden Globe winning creator and executive producer Noah Hawley, delves into the life…

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First Impressions: FX’s Legion takes the superhero genre and subverts it

From the guy who brought you the X-Men, Bryan Singer, and the guy who brought you the TV version of Fargo, Noah Hawley, and based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz comes an origin story series for one particular obscure character from the X-Men universe. Legion follows the story of David…

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Dirty Grandpa Director Dan Mazer chats about working with Robert De Niro and the future of comedy films

With the DVD release of Dirty Grandpa, director Dan Mazer took a call from The Iris to give audiences a little idea about what could expect from an R-rated comedy starring screen royalty, Robert De Niro. The long time writing and production partner of Sascha Baron Cohen has been busy trying to push fresh comedy films…

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FX to launch X-Men spinoff series Legion

FX will be launching the first season of X-Men spinoff series Legion on its TV network. The story will follow a young troubled man (played by Dan Stevens) who may have abilities no other human can have. David Haller has always struggled with mental illness as a teenager and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He has been in…

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SXSW Film Interview: Aubrey Plaza and Hal Hartley discuss Ned Rifle

After just finishing up after seven seasons on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Aubrey Plaza certainly hasn’t slowed down. Not only does she star in another SXSW film, Fresno, she also stars as Susan in writer/director Hal Hartley‘s film Ned Rifle. The AU Review spoke to the film’s star and writer/director about religion, Kickstarter, and all…

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