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The Best Double Features of 2017

Few things are more sublime than finding back-to-back features that hit some specific thematic sweet spot. Drive-in theaters may not be the popular viewing spot they once were, but with the overwhelming accessibility we now have, one can program their own personal double bill. Today, we’ve run through the gamut of 2017 films to select the finest […]

Review: ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’ is a Hollow, Half-Hearted Western

Theatrical ReviewA24; 111 minutes Director: Jared Moshe Written by Andrew Ward on December 15, 2017  Some obligatory credit is due to those ambitious (or, depending on the results, naive) enough to establish their name as a feature film director in 2017 on the basis of a genre-faithful western. The hazards of such an approach are […]

New to Streaming: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Phoenix,’ ‘Wormwood,’ ‘The Unknown Girl,’ 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 […]

NYC Weekend Watch: International Melodrama, ‘L’eclisse’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]

‘Good Time’ Tops Film Comment’s 20 Best Films of 2017; Safdies to Remake ’48 Hrs.’

One of the most electrifying, thrilling, and funny films of the year was Safdies’ Good Time, featuring Robert Pattinson in a career-best performance. While it didn’t exactly ignite the box-office, as the crime drama is now available to stream we hoped it would spur more year-end conversation and that looks to be the case. It’s now […]

Listen to John Williams’ Full Score for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

You might have heard, but a new Star Wars film is now available for your viewing pleasure at a theater close to you. However, after the credits roll, you might want to keep humming John Williams’ score, and it’s now made easier as the full score for Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi is available to […]

The Enduring Exhaustion of ‘Michael Clayton’

Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both […]

10 Wide Releases in 2017 That Exceeded Expectations

While wide releases like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Dunkirk, Baby Driver, John Wick: Chapter 2, and Logan Lucky either met or fulfilled expectations this year, we had to dig deep for the studio films that caught us pleasantly off-guard. While much of our year-end coverage will be focusing on the overlooked gems, today we’re highlighting the few major releases that […]

The Film Stage Show Classic – Stalker

Welcome, one and all, to another classic review from your friends here at The Film Stage Show. Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by freelance critic Nate Fisher to talk about the Andrei Tarkovsky film Stalker, a classic of science fiction and Russian cinema. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream/download. Enter our giveaways, […]

New Trailer for Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’ Brings Futuristic Horror

We’ll be getting one of our most-anticipated films of next year quite soon into 2018. Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina follow-up Annihilation, an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s first book in the Southern Reach trilogy, stars Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac, and David Gyasi, and a new trailer has arrived today. The film features a group of women — […]