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‘To Be or Not to Be’: Ernst Lubitsch’s Comedy of (T)Errors

Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be or Not to Be, that controversial World War II farce/satire/dark comedy about a group of ham actors who go on a mission to save Polish resistance from the Gestapo – and, in the course of doing so, ridicule the Nazi war machine as well as Adolf Hitler himself – recently turned […]

New Image from ‘Logan Lucky’ Arrives as Steven Soderbergh Talks New Distribution Plans

Steven Soderbergh is back — although he never really went away. The filmmaker hasn’t helmed a movie since 2013’s Behind the Candelabra, but that didn’t stop him from directing 20 episodes of The Knick on Cinemax and serving as executive producer on Starz’s The Girlfriend Experience and Amazon’s Red Oaks. Now Soderbergh is returning to […]

Watch Sofia Coppola’s Calvin Klein Ad Campaign Starring Kirsten Dunst, Rashida Jones and More

Excited for The Beguiled and finding the two months before its release a little too much to handle? Rest easy (or easier): there’s several minutes of new Sofia Coppola-directed material for you to take in; it’s just not exactly what you probably expect. Putting her stamp further on the culture and earning what’s likely a nice paycheck […]

NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Yi Yi,’ ‘Under the Cherry Moon,’ Wim Wenders & 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 […]

The Film Stage Roundtable Ep. 20 – Athlete Actors and Netflix Noise

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Roundtable, a spin-off podcast from the madmen who bring you The Film Stage Show. On this show, we discuss athletes who became actors and what Netflix owes or should owe to the films it acquires. Give a listen, and then share your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook. […]

The Film Stage Show Ep. 236 – The Fate of the Furious

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Michael Snydel and Bill Graham to discuss the newest film in the bizarrely-named Fast and Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream download (right-click and save as…). M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 236 – The […]

Maryland Film Festival 2017 Line-Up Includes ‘Princess Cyd,’ ‘Golden Exits,’ ‘The Hero’ & More

Although there’s no shortage of regional film festivals throughout the year, few — if any — are better curated than the Maryland Film Festival. With a slate organized by Director of Programming Eric Allen Hatch, the downtown Baltimore festival, which takes place from May 3-7, offers the finest in independent and international cinema of the past year, […]

New to Streaming: ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Antichrist,’ ‘The Prestige,’ 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 […]

Review: ‘Sand Castle’ Gets to the Heart of War’s Futility

ReviewNetflix; 112 minutes Director: Fernando Coimbra Written by Jared Mobarak on April 21, 2017  Similar to lead character PVT. Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult), screenwriter Chris Roessner joined the United States Army in July of 2001 to serve in the Reserves and earn college money. Two months later 9/11 changed everything. Suddenly he was thrust into […]

Errol Morris Captures ‘The B-Side’ in Trailer for Photography Documentary

Documentary extraordinaire Errol Morris is back with The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography. The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War director’s focus this time is, as the title suggests, on his own friend and neighbor, portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman. Dorfman began her career in the 1960s and 70s, photographing subjects who visited her […]