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The Film Stage Show Ep. 302 – Leave No Trace

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Jared Mobarak to discuss Debra Granik’s father-daughter tale Leave No Trace. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream/download. Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming a Patreon contributor. […]

First Trailer for Sundance Winner ‘Minding the Gap’ Finds Skateboarders Confronting Personal Demons

Following our poster premiere yesterday, the first trailer has now arrived for 2018’s best documentary thus far, Minding the Gap. A world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it picked up the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking, Bing Liu’s emotional documentary follows a trio of childhood friends–now grown-up–as they enjoy their mutual love […]

Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘ROMA’ is the Centerpiece Selection of the 56th New York Film Festival

Fall film festival season is approaching, which means summer announcements for major premieres. One of the first out of the gate is the 56th New York Film Festival, who have announced their Centerpiece Selection with Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity follow-up ROMA. Set to premiere on October 5 at Alice Tully Hall, Netflix will release the film later […]

First Trailer for J.J. Abrams-Produced Supernatural WWII Thriller ‘Overlord,’ Which is Not a ‘Cloverfield’ Movie

Most films are not Cloverfield movies, but when it comes to Paramount and Bad Robot productions from J.J. Abrams, the speculation runs rampant. That was certainly the case with Overlord, a new World War II supernatural thriller that had a quiet production and virtually nothing else revealed until the trailer, which has now arrived today […]

New Trailer for the Brazilian Fable ‘Good Manners’ Packs Romance, Thrills, and Werewolves

If it wasn’t for a certain action blockbuster, the Brazilian lesbian werewolf horror melodrama Good Manners (which also throws in a musical element as well) would’ve topped our list of the must-see films of the month. One of the best movies I saw at New Directors/New Films earlier this year, Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas’s fable […]

Fantasia Review: ‘Room Laundering’ is a Sweetly Funny and Surreal Coming-of-Age Tale

According to Kenji Katagiri’s debut feature Room Laundering — and I have no reason to disbelieve him — Japan has a law stating that landlords must divulge whether a previous tenant died or suffered a violent crime within any newly vacated property to all prospective replacements. But while this rule makes sense considering people are […]

‘Boy Erased’ Trailer: Lucas Hedges Fights for His Identity in Joel Edgerton’s Drama

Garrard Conley’s best-selling memoir Boy Erased is getting the feature film treatment. From actor-director Joel Edgerton, who last impressed with his thriller The Gift, comes the story of Conley’s harrowing upbringing in a gay conversion therapy, which he is placed in by his pastor father and Southern belle mother. Lady Bird and Manchester by the […]

Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury in New Trailer for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Going from behind the keyboard in Mr. Robot to on the world stage, Rami Malek takes the role of Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Although developed for many years with Sacha Baron Cohen in mind to play the Queen frontman, things finally got off the ground with Malek and now a full-length […]

Timothée Chalamet to Lead Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

For the first year since 2013, a new Denis Villeneuve film will not hit theaters, but the French Canadian filmmaker has a good excuse. After revisiting one celebrated sci-fi property with Blade Runner 2049, he’s prepping another massive-budget project in the genre with a two-part adaptation of Dune and he’s now found his star, an it’s […]

Elle Fanning and Ben Foster Go on the Run in First Teaser for Melanie Laurent’s ‘Galveston’

Although best knowing on the acting side for Inglourious Basterds, Enemy, Beginners, and more, Mélanie Laurent has also been a prolific force in the director’s the last few years. Coming off her excellent drama Breathe, she helmed the French-language drama Plonger and then brought her English-language debut Galveston, starring Elle Fanning and Ben Foster, to SXSW. Based on […]