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NYC Weekend Watch: Big-Screen Action, ‘House of Tolerance,’ Herzog, Trilogies & 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 […]

New to Streaming: ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,’ ‘Bastards,’ ‘Kaili Blues,’ 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. Bastards (Claire Denis) Modern-to-the-hilt noir submerged in the unforgiving blackness of digital photography, […]

Jamie Bell Portrays a Neo-Nazi in First Trailer for Guy Nattiv’s ‘Skin’

He picked up an Academy Award this year for his short film Skin, but before that, Guy Nattiv premiered his feature-length film of the same name (which is or isn’t related to the short, depending who you ask) at Toronto International Film Festival last fall. Starring Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Vera Farmiga, and Bill Camp, […]

The B-Side – Humphrey Bogart

Welcome to The B-Side, a podcast from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies featuring established 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 listen close […]

Cannes 2019 Lineup Includes New Films from Terrence Malick, Bong Joon-ho, Jessica Hausner & More

Check out the lineup below. COMPETITION Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar) The Traitor (Marco Bellocchio) The Wild Goose Lake (Diao Yinan) Parasite (Bong Joon-ho) Young Ahmed (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne) Oh Mercy! (Arnaud Desplechin) Fire Next Time (Mati Diop) Matthias and Maxime (Xavier Dolan) Little Joe (Jessica Hausner) The Dead Don’t Die (Jim Jarmusch) […]

Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: The Best Movie Year Ever, Orson Welles, Sam Peckinpah & More

Winter and spring 2019 have seen a number of gorgeous art and making of books, along with some indispensable looks at Hollywood icons. Plus, we finally have the definitive look at the films of 1999, and what made that year so stellar–and so influential. Best. Movie. Year. Ever. How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen […]

Allison Williams Brings the Thrills in First Trailer for ‘The Perfection’

Perhaps best known for his films, including Dom Hemingway and The Matador, director Richard Shepard is also well-versed in television directing. Having helmed a dozen episodes of Girls, he must have hit it off with Allison Williams as she leads his new intense thriller The Perfection, which follows musical prodigy and her new pupil. Having premiered back […]

Haley Lu Richardson, Golshifteh Farahani & More Join Kogonada’s ‘After Yang’

It was just over a month ago we got the enticing news that Kogonada would be following up his tender, formally striking drama Columbus (which finally just got a Blu-ray release) with After Yang, a sci-fi drama starring Colin Farrell and backed by A24. Now, ahead of a production that will kick off in early May, the […]

Review: ‘Little Woods’ Shows the Collateral Damage of a Futile Environment

There’s a great documentary about what life is like in the fracking boomtowns of North Dakota entitled The Overnighters. In it, we witness an example of humanity at its simultaneous best and worst. Desperate men seeking an escape from troubles back home arrive to find a different sort of struggle that they may never overcome […]

Review: ‘Rafiki’ is a Bittersweet, Hopeful, and Groundbreaking Love Story

Some will dismiss Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki as derivative simply because they refuse to see what makes it so special. They’ll mention its Romeo and Juliet parallel as far as having the children of opposing political candidates fall in love. They’ll compare it to generic love stories—and generic gay love stories—because that’s what it is at […]