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Armie Hammer and Lily James to Star in Ben Wheatley’s ‘Rebecca’ Remake

One can’t go a calendar year without at least a few dozen films being labeled Hitchcockian. While some films, like Disturbia and Stoker, are more blatant in their inspiration than others, it’s no surprise the influence of the Master of Suspense is being felt in all corners of the industry. After having been developed for many […]

Watch David Lynch’s New Short Film ‘Ant Head’

David Lynch’s year of oddball contributions continues apace. Following the unearthing of a 25-year-old, generally awesome album, Thought Gang, he’s debuted a new piece / short film / visualizer / what-have-you springing from that endeavor. Titled Ant Head, it has been vividly described by the man as “a short video featuring my friends the ants along […]

Paul Thomas Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuarón, Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio & More Fight to Keep FilmStruck Alive

In two weeks, FilmStruck will shut down–but not if Hollywood’s top filmmakers have their way. A cinematic haven the likes of which has never been seen before online–at least in legal form–the AT&T/Warner Bros. venture, in collaboration with The Criterion Collection, is a seemingly endless treasure trove of classic, independent, and foreign film. Its shuttering is […]

Willem Dafoe on Vincent van Gogh’s Spirituality and Learning to Paint for ‘At Eternity’s Gate’

At Eternity’s Gate is not your traditional biopic. Instead of a strictly linear storyline, the film follows Willem Dafoe’s Vincent van Gogh as he captures his experience of the world on canvas during the final years of his life. Julian Schnabel, the equally revered and scorned painter-filmmaker, developed the script with Jean-Claude Carrière after attending […]

Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth Head to Sea in U.S. Trailer for ‘The Mercy’

Rachel Weisz is heading into a major fall with her supporting turn in The Favourite, but it’s not the only film from the actress arriving this month. She also stars alongside Colin Firth in The Mercy, which follows infamous yachting fraud Donald Crowhurst, who sent falsified reports of his location as his vastly underprepared crew tried […]

Review: Peter Farrelly’s ‘Green Book’ is an Entertaining, Easy-to-Please Dramedy

“For a vacation without aggravation.” So begins The Green Book, a guide for black travelers of the limited establishments they were welcome at in a segregated America. Published in the decades leading up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and a few years beyond), the handbook could be considered more valuable than a Bible […]

Rachel Morrison on Bringing Tactility to ‘Black Panther,’ Blue vs. Green Screen, and Working with Tim & Eric

To hear Rachel Morrison tell it, her once-in-a-lifetime whirlwind experienced earlier this year–from being the first Oscar-nominated female cinematographer, vis a vis Mudbound, to having a new movie called Black Panther open mere weeks later–was a bit much. Which isn’t to suggest she’s cagey about the process; the opposite proved true while sitting down with her at this year’s […]

‘The Cakemaker’ Director on the Jewish Community’s Reaction and His Upbringing as a Gay Teen

“With a gentle approach, [The Cakemaker] portrays a journey towards acceptance and the pursuit of love. The unique bond formed between the characters strengthens a healing process that brings them a new life. It allows the viewer to connect to the most important of human values, something that overcomes all prejudices: love.” – The 2017 […]

Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘ROMA’ Gets New Trailer as Theatrical Release Plans Get Confirmed

One of the most acclaimed films of the fall is Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity follow-up ROMA, a gorgeous black-and-white drama set in Mexico City in the early ’70s as we follow a middle-class family, and specifically its nanny and housekeeper (Yalitza Aparicio). Rory O’Connor said in his review, “ROMA is comprised of a series of richly detailed vignettes, […]

The Film Stage Show Ep. 318 – The Other Side of the Wind

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Caden Mark Gardner to talk about Orson Welles’ final film The Other Side of the Wind and posthumous authorship. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream. Enter our giveaways, get access to our […]