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10 Films to See In August

 

With summer winding down, more often than not August has us wishing we could simply skip ahead a month to kick off the fall festival season. This year, however, there’s a handful of worthwhile options, including Marvel’s best offering yet, peculiar festival titles that are finally arriving in theaters (some 15 months later), and much […]

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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘Twin Peaks,’ Herzog, ‘Noah,’ and More

 

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 111 – Boyhood

 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I dive right into Richard Linklater‘s 12-year intimate epic Boyhood. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Noah, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, Guardians of the […]

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Ray Wise on the Legacy of ‘Twin Peaks,’ Reuniting With David Lynch, and More

 

In town for the Fantasia Festival world premiere of the horror-comedy Suburban Gothic, we got a chance to sit down with Ray Wise for a brief chat. Wise, a seasoned character actor, has, over the course of more than thirty years, naturally done a variety of work in film and television, but on the occasion […]

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘The Searchers,’ ‘Dead Man,’ ‘The Maltese Falcon,’ and 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 […]

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‘Scanners’ Hits Criterion: David Cronenberg’s Ascension From the Body to the Mind

 

In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]

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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: Jacques Demy, ‘Blue Ruin,’ ‘The Wind Will Carry Us,’ and More

 

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]

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Robert Bresson’s ‘Pickpocket’ Hits Criterion: An Early Example of the Art House Crime Film

 

Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]

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New to Streaming: ‘The Immigrant,’ ‘Noah,’ ‘Manhunter,’ ‘The Congress,’ ‘The Master,’ and More

 

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of […]

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The Film Stage Show Interview – James Gray on The Immigrant

 

Today we have a special episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. In honor of James Gray‘s The Immigrant arriving on Netflix this week, we have an audio version of our full interview with the director, published in text form on the site during the film’s theatrical release. Conducted by co-host Nick Newman […]

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