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Flinty, Funny ‘Private Life’ Is The Type Of Smart Comedy That Shouldn’t Get Lost On Netflix [Nyff]

Does it matter that Tamara Jenkins’ newest movie, “Private Life,” is only getting one of those mini boutique theatrical releases at the same time being released somewhere into the unknown algorithm wilds of Netflix for the whole nation to see? Would it have been better if this smart and sharp, if occasionally baggy, comedy had […]

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‘The Hate U Give’ Launches Strong; ‘Free Solo’ Continues its Box Office Climb

This weekend, new Oscar-contender “A Star Is Born” offered stiff competition for the older urban moviegoers who are drawn to specialized films. The strong limited-city opening of “The Hate U Give” (20th Century Fox) — designed to build word of mouth — and the expansion of the rock climbing documentary “Free Solo” (Greenwich) stood out […]

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‘Private Life’ Trailer: Filmmaker Tamara Jenkins Returns After A Decade Away With A Deeply Personal Film

In her decades-spanning but only sporadically fruitful career, Tamara Jenkins has aptly demonstrated that she’s not only willing to address the most heartbreaking of mundanities with humor and compassion, but she’ll stick it out to do so as well. “Dementia and infertility aren’t sexy at pitch meetings,” the writer-director admitted to IndieWire back in January, […]

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‘Private Life’ Trailer: Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn Lead Netflix’s Darkly Comic Fertility Saga

Given their tendencies to play neurotic misanthropes, it’s a wonder Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti have never played opposite each other before. The filmmaker Tamara Jenkins seems to always land brilliant cast; the writer and director of 2007’s “The Savages” starred Laura Linney and the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman as a pair of siblings […]

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2019 Oscars: Best Actress Predictions

Breaking out of Sundance, Netflix-produced Tamara Jenkins drama “Private Life” (Metascore: 81) stars Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn as a couple struggling with a midlife infertility crisis. They turn to their beloved niece (Kayli Carter) to consider donating some of her eggs to the cause, to the horror of her mother (Molly Shannon). Netflix plans […]

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