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Ari’el Stachel Joins ‘Zola’;’ Dirk Gently’s Fiona Dourif Cast In ‘Unsinkable’

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Ari’el Stachel Joins ‘Zola’;’ Dirk Gently’s Fiona Dourif Cast In ‘Unsinkable’
Tony winner Ari’el Stachel is set to appear in the A24 Janicza Bravo-directed drama, Zola, opposite title role star Taylour Paige, Colman Domingo, Riley Keough, and Jason Mitchell. It’s based on a series of bizarre 2015 tweets from Aziah ‘Zola’ Wells who detailed a wild 2-day Flordia trip with a sex worker named Jessica, her boyfriend Jarrett, and Jessica’s violent pimp, who went by Z. Ari’el plays Zola’s fiancé, Sean. The film’s source material is a Rolling Stones article Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted by David Kushner. Bravo co-wrote the screenplay with playwright Jeremy O. Harris, Andrew Neel, and Mike Roberts. Stachel, who won the Tony for his role in the stage musical, The Band’s Visit, is repped by Authentic.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency actress Fiona Dourif will star in Unsinkable, an indie drama
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Jason Mitchell Joins A24’s ‘Zola’ Movie

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Jason Mitchell Joins A24’s ‘Zola’ Movie
Exclusive: Jason Mitchell, last seen on the big screen in Sony’s SuperFly remake, is attached to co-star in the stripper saga film, Zola, which is set-up at A24. Janicza Bravo is directing the pic, which is based on a series of tweets from Aziah ‘Zola’ Wells who, in 2015, detailed a wild 2-day Flordia trip with a sex worker named Jessica, her boyfriend Jarrett, and Jessica’s violent pimp, who went by Z.

Mitchell joins previously announced Taylour Paige, who will star as the title character, as well as Riley Keough, Colman Domingo, and Nicholas Braun.

James Franco and Killer Films were originally attached to adapt the feature, which is based on a Rolling Stones article titled, Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted by David Kushner.

Bravo co-wrote the screenplay for Zola with playwright Jeremy O. Harris, Andrew Neel, and Mike Roberts. Production
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11 Movies Shot on iPhones, From ‘Tangerine’ to a Charming Short By Michel Gondry

11 Movies Shot on iPhones, From ‘Tangerine’ to a Charming Short By Michel Gondry
When Sean Baker’s breakout indie “Tangerine” arrived in 2015, its ambitious production caught a lot of attention from the film community due to the originality of its production — it was shot exclusively on a trio of iPhone 5s. The movie was not the first to use the smart phone as its primary camera, but it was the most recognized in a burgeoning field of filmmakers using phones as their primary means of production. The trend hasn’t slowed down.

This week sees the release of Steven Soderbergh’s first foray into iPhone filmmaking, with the psychological thriller “Unsane.” The movie joins a growing list of films — shorts, features, projects actually financed by Apple, and those made specifically because of the frugality of the equipment — shot on the smart phone. (And that’s to say nothing of projects only partially shot on iPhones; soon enough, Netflix viewers will get to check
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‘Goat’ DVD Review: A Story Of Brotherhood Run Amok

Goat, a drama film directed by Andrew Neel, follows the story of Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer) as he rushes one of the largest fraternities on campus, Kappa Sigma, where his older brother Brett (Nick Jonas) is a popular member. He, along with various other pledges, including his roommate Will (Daniel Flaherty), struggle to prove themselves worthy during […]

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‘Goat’ Cinematography: How to Film the Dark Underbelly of College Life

‘Goat’ Cinematography: How to Film the Dark Underbelly of College Life
Editor’s note: With “Goat,” director Andrew Neel looks at the ritualistic and animalistic side of fraternity culture in his adaptation of author Brad Land’s 2004 memoir about rushing a faternity at the University of Clemson. In doing research for the film, Neel and his cinematographer Ethan Palmer were dismayed by the way college had been visually portrayed by Hollywood. Not only was this colorful and sanitized look the atmospheric opposite of what was needed for their behind-closed-doors examination of fraternity hazing, it stood counter to the messy, cramped and darkly lit interiors of student life.

Read More: Jim Jarmusch Dp Frederick Elmes on Capturing the Soulful Essence of ‘Paterson

IndieWire recently asked Neel and Palmer to break down how they approached shooting their Sundance hit. What we received was this insightful look at how the two collaborators leaned on their documentary roots and created a visual compelling look with limited resources.
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Exclusive Featurette: Nick Jonas, on the Intensity of 'Goat'

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In Goat, Nick Jonas plays the brother of a 19-year-old college kid who pledges the same fraternity as he does, and they end up going through hell (week) -- literally, as the hazing borders on torture in the name of brotherhood. In the featurette here, Jonas talks about how he and the rest of the cast (including James Franco) blew off steam after the intensity of their scenes together, and how director Andrew Neel helped create a safe environment despite the violence (they only had to use a...

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New to Streaming: ‘Swiss Army Man,’ ‘Sicario,’ ‘The Witch,’ ‘Blood Simple,’ 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.

Blood Simple (Joel and Ethan Coen)

For as accomplished as Joel and Ethan Coen’s debut Blood Simple comes across as to a viewer, like any director, they can’t help but recognize their flaws. That’s not to say their newly restored debut, now available on The Criterion Collection, doesn’t look and sound gorgeous — every bead of sweat dripping down M. Emmet Walsh’s face and every
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‘Goat’ With Nick Jonas & James Franco Is An Old-Fashioned Exploitation Film With A Message [Review]

Andrew Neel’s manly melodrama “Goat” is a movie about fraternity hazing that goes heavy on the haze. Roughly half of its 96-minute running time consists of scenes of handsome young college students getting blind drunk and degrading each other with escalating weirdness. At first, the parties are just boozy bacchanals with ear-splitting dance music and strippers — or co-eds who don’t mind being treated like strippers. But as the Brookman University chapter of Phi Sigma Mu ramps up its pledge-period, and moves into “Hell Week,” all the slap-fights, grab-ass, and serial shot-downing evolves into prospective brothers being blindfolded and force-fed bananas that they’ve been told are turds.

Continue reading ‘Goat’ With Nick Jonas & James Franco Is An Old-Fashioned Exploitation Film With A Message [Review] at The Playlist.
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Sex, Drinking and Fraternity Savagery: Inside Harrowing Hazing Drama 'Goat'

Sex, Drinking and Fraternity Savagery: Inside Harrowing Hazing Drama 'Goat'
It starts like some kind of violent ballet: A semicircle of shirtless young men scream at something on the ground offscreen, in slow motion and without a sound, veins popping out of their necks like roided-out riverbeds. We can't see the object of their animalistic aggression, but that's not the point. Drunk on testosterone and plain old drunk, the hulking boys are not predators huddled over a zebra carcass; they're fraternity gentlemen. Welcome to Pledge Week.

The alternately chilling and poetic interlude that opens Goat, director Andrew Neel's scandalizing
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'Goat' Review: Welcome to Nick Jonas' Fratboy Nightmare

'Goat' Review: Welcome to Nick Jonas' Fratboy Nightmare
Nick Jonas, the youngest JoBro – he's 24 – makes good on some promising TV acting (Kingdom, Scream Queens) with an outstanding performance in Goat, a fact-based fratboy movie it might be helpful to think of as Animal House minus the laughs.

Jonas plays Brett Land, a member of Phi Sigma Mu, a fraternity now being pledged by his younger brother Brad (Ben Schnetzer), who wrote the 2004 anti-hazing memoir on which the film is based. It's already been a traumatizing summer for Brad: After leaving his alpha brother at a party, he's pressured
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The Weekend Warrior 9/23/16: The Magnificent Seven, Storks

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

Yikes. What a terrible weekend we just had, not only for the new movies released but also for the Weekend Warrior’s predictions. Clint Eastwood and Tom HanksSully won its second weekend in a row with just under $22 million, but as far as the new movies, neither Lionsgate’s Blair Witch nor Universal’s Bridget Jones’s Baby did very well, putting the last nail in the coffin (hopefully) for sequels/remakes trying to play upon nostalgia that just isn’t there. (Good luck to the Rings movie opening next month!) Blair Witch ended up with $9.6 million to take second place and both Bridget Jones’s Baby and Oliver Stone’s Snowden ended up with around $8 million, so
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New red band trailer for frat drama Goat starring Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer and James Franco

Paramount Pictures has debuted a red band trailer for director Andrew Neel’s upcoming fraternity drama Goat which stars Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer and James Franco; check it out below after the official synopsis…

Reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer, 19-year-old Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer) starts college determined to get his life back to normal. His brother, Brett (Nick Jonas), is already established on campus and with a fraternity that allures Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and life-long friendships. Brad is desperate to belong but as he sets out to join the fraternity his brother exhibits reservations, a sentiment that threatens to divide them. As the pledging ritual moves into hell week, a rite that promises to usher these unproven boys into manhood, the stakes violently increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events. What occurs in the name of ‘brotherhood’ tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways.
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Things Get Wild In Red Band Trailer For Fraternity Drama Goat

With little over two weeks until release, Paramount Pictures has rolled out the decidedly R-rated trailer for Goat, Andrew Neel’s fraternity drama that takes the concept of hazing and dials it up to 11.

Incorporating cruelty, brutality, fraternity and an unhealthy dose of masochism, it is Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft) who finds himself at the epicentre of madness as a 19-year-old named Brad, who is still licking his wounds following a brutal assault. Out to overcome the ordeal, Schnetzer’s lead then pledges allegiance to his brother’s (Nick Jonas) fraternity, instigating a host of primitive rituals and widely over-the-top spiels as the two begin the infamous initiation process.

Like Neighbors on steroids, the trailer above is an assault on the senses to say the very least, but above the drinking games and devious pranks, it is the dynamic between Jonas and Schnetzer’s siblings that has us cautiously optimistic for Goat.
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James Franco Wants to Get Punched in Nsfw Trailer For ‘Goat’

Far removed from the days of Animal House, Andrew Neel’s Goat takes a look at the initiation process to enter a fraternity (aka hazing) and the strength and limits of loyalty. Led by pop-star-turned-actor Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer, with a cameo by producer James Franco, as evidenced in a new Nsfw trailer, the script is co-written by David Gordon Green.

We said in our review from Sundance this year: “Telling us little new about the horrors of hazing that Todd Phillips’ documentary Frat House didn’t already do at Sundance nearly two decades ago, Goat is a compelling watch, but in the end, its themes are a bit muddled, and certainly not unique.”

Check out the trailer and poster below for the film also starring Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty, Jake Picking, and Virginia Gardner.

Reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer 19-year-old Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer) starts
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"Goat" Restricted Red Band Trailer

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From RedBand.Ca, Sneak Peek the restricted 'red band' trailer supporting writer/director Andrew Neel's 'frat hazing' drama "Goat", starring Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty, Jake Picking, Virginia Gardner and James Franco, opening September 23, 2016:

"...reeling from an assault over the summer, 19-year-old 'Brad Land' (Ben Schnetzer) starts college determined to get his life back to normal.

"His brother, 'Brett' (Nick Jonas), is already established on campus and with a fraternity that allures Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and life-long friendships. Brad is desperate to belong but as he sets out to join the fraternity his brother exhibits reservations, a sentiment that threatens to divide them.

"As the pledging ritual moves into hell week, a rite that promises to usher these unproven boys into manhood, the stakes violently increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events.

"What occurs in the name
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2016 Fall Movie Preview: 12 Breakout Talents to Look Forward to This Season

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2016 Fall Movie Preview: 12 Breakout Talents to Look Forward to This Season
All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including offerings that span genres, a close examination of some of the year’s biggest breakouts, all the awards contenders you need to know about now and special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.

White Girl,” September 2 – Elizabeth Wood, Writer and Director

Elizabeth Wood’s feature film debut was almost immediately deemed “shocking!” and “racy!” and “wild!” as soon as it debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but underneath a film about throwing caution to the wind in the pursuit of both terrible decisions and the capricious joys of youth beats a big, honest heart. Wood’s
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Poster and trailer for fraternity drama Goat starring Nick Jonas, James Franco and Ben Schnetzer

A poster and trailer have arrived online for director Andrew Neel’s upcoming fraternity drama Goat which stars Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer and James Franco; check them out below…

Reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer, 19-year-old Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer) starts college determined to get his life back to normal. His brother, Brett (Nick Jonas), is already established on campus and with a fraternity that allures Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and life-long friendships. Brad is desperate to belong but as he sets out to join the fraternity his brother exhibits reservations, a sentiment that threatens to divide them. As the pledging ritual moves into hell week, a rite that promises to usher these unproven boys into manhood, the stakes violently increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events. What occurs in the name of ‘brotherhood’ tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways
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Nick Jonas’ “Goat” Trailer is Here!

He’s been a busy boy as of late, and Nick Jonas' latest project finds him hazing fraternity pledges in the preview trailer of “Goat.”

The just-released teaser also features James Franco, Daniel Flaherty, Virginia Gardner and Ben Schnetzer, all under the direction of Andrew Neel.

Per the synopsis, “Brett Land is a well-established presence on his university’s Greek scene whose relationship with his 19-year old brother, Brad, is tested when the latter pledges his sibling’s fraternity. Based on Brad Land’s intense memoir, Goat examines modern masculinity, brotherhood, and loyalty as it focuses on the cracks that could shatter the brothers’ sanity (and blood ties) for good.” “Goat” hits theaters on September 23rd.
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Summer Mixtape: 2016 Sundance Next Fest Includes Kim’s Lovesong & Hartigan’s Morris From America

So Yong Kim’s (Lovesong) and Chad Hartigan’s (Morris From America) career best films, Elizabeth Wood’s (White Girl) and Andrew Neel’s Goat disturbing youth portraits, Babak Anvari’s stellar Under the Shadow, and the category defying The Greasy Strangler (read review) are the six feature films that first had their debut at the January festival and will find more Sundance love with the mixed arts, cross platform micro weekend festival.

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Watch: First Trailer for Fraternity Drama 'Goat' Featuring Nick Jonas

"Pledges gotta go through hell, otherwise what's the point?" Paramount has debuted a trailer for the indie drama Goat, directed by Andrew Neel, about the hell young pledges must go through to join a fraternity in college. Ben Schnetzer stars as one of the new recruits at a fraternity called "Phi Sigma Mu"; this also stars Nick Jonas, James Franco, Danny Flaherty, Virginia Gardner, Austin Lyon. The film played at Sundance but received mostly mediocre reviews. It looks like the kind of bros-on-bros, overly-masculine, totally-messed-up film I love to hate. Not for me, I'll be staying away. But anyone else intrigued, take a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Andrew Neel's Goat, direct from MTV's YouTube: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old boy enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of "brotherhood" tests the boy and
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