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‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Trailer: ‘Attack the Block’ Director Joe Cornish Returns

After arriving on the scene back in 2011 with his mightly impressive directorial debut Attack the Block (along with a writing credit on The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn), it’s been a long wait to see what Joe Cornish would do next. He was attached to a number of projects and even rumored for […]

Nicole Kidman Faces Her Demons in First Trailer for Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’

Following up her small-scale, impressive thriller The Invitation, Karyn Kusama has given Nicole Kidman quite a transformative showcase with Destroyer. Following a premiere on the fall festival circuit, Annapurna has now released the first trailer for the dark drama, which follows Kidman as an LAPD detective whose past catches up with her after going undercover. […]

Luca Guadagnino to Adapt Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ into Feature Film

In 2007, visionary director Todd Haynes directed I’m Not There, a trippy, hazily romantic drama about the life of Bob Dylan, in which he used the unusual device of having six very different actors (including Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale) to portray the musical icon. Now it looks like another acclaimed auteur will be taking […]

Watch a Short Film from ‘The Mend’ Director John Magary

It’s been more than three years since The Mend established John Magary as a major talent, his film both a clear, worthy descendant of greats and UFO within the contemporary American-film scene. If a follow-up’s been frustratingly out-of-reach, the availability of an early project will do something to satiate admirers — so thanks to Le CiNéMa Club for offering his 2007 […]

‘Searching for Ingmar Bergman’ Trailer Takes an Intimate Look at a Legendary Director

The celebration of Ingmar Bergman’s immaculate career continues on his birth centenary. Well-timed with the release of The Criterion Collection’s epic new box set, a new documentary on the Swedish master will arrive. Margarethe von Trotta’s Searching for Ingmar Bergman take an intimate look at the director’s life and career through interviews with some of […]

The Film Stage Show Ep. 314 – First Man

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I discuss the newest film from director Damien Chazelle, First Man, starring Ryan Gosling. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream. Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming […]

The B-Side – Anne Hathaway

Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the other ones. So strap in and […]

NYFF Review: ‘The Grand Bizarre’ is a Vital, Playful Feature Debut from Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack’s work is vital, both in the sense that it is an essential cornerstone of modern film practice but also–and more significantly–alive. With a stop-motion style of animation that returns the genre to its oft-forgotten root definition of literally bringing inanimate objects to life, her experimentation with form is refreshingly playful and unpretentious, liberating […]

NYFF Review: In ‘The Times of Bill Cunningham,’ a Legendary Photographer’s Work Speaks for Itself

A number of great artists found their start in fashion photography, the glamor and fastidiousness of the industry attracting all sorts of imagistic visionaries. Man Ray, Stanley Kubrick, and Bruce Weber, to name a few, began there while serving as an additional creative outlet for others such as Robert Bresson and Spike Jonze. However, not […]

New to Streaming: ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ ‘Apostle,’ ’22 July,’ ‘The Kindergarten Teacher,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here. 22 July (Paul Greengrass)) Paul Greengrass, director of United 93 and Bloody […]