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Which of the Summer’s 13 Comedies Will Be the Funniest?

 

The genre of comedy is about as subjective as it gets, but with one of the most promising summers in some time in terms of laughs, we’ve brought it upon ourselves to predict what will excel in the category.

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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: Michael Haneke, The $11 Billion Year, Dictionary of Film, and More

 

New cinema-centric books have dropped from some major names, including Anne Thompson and David Thomson, and tackle some of the great films of the last four decades — Network, The White Ribbon, err, Showgirls … As usual, it’s a gloriously mixed bag — Showgirls! — but all are worthy entries in the canon of film criticism. In fact, Adam Nayman’s spirited defense of Paul [...]

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RZA On Wanting to Make Audiences Cry and How the Wu-Tang Clan Prepared Him For Filmmaking

 

Film has always been inherent to hip-hop superstar RZA, whether it be the numerous samples from classic martial arts movies that appeared in a variety of Wu-Tang Clan songs, or his acting and scoring collaborations with Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch. Though his latest film, Brick Mansions, sees him taking on an antagonistic role, allowing [...]

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‘Master of the House’ Hits Criterion: Exploring Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Marriage Experiment

 

As much as we’d love to believe certain myths, no filmmaker has simply waltzed into making a masterpiece without cutting their teeth beforehand. Jaws may have been the first modern blockbuster, but Spielberg had already created a terrifying beast with the mechanical semi-truck in a made-for-television film, Duel. Truffaut’s The 400 Blows remains among the [...]

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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘Sorcerer,’ ‘Kill Bill,’ ‘Casino,’ ‘Reality Bites,’ 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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New to Streaming: ‘Uncle Boonmee,’ ‘Short Term 12,’ ‘La Notte,’ ‘Laurence Anyways,’ 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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NYC Weekend Watch: Anthony Mann, ‘Godzilla,’ Kung Fu & 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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The Film Stage Show Ep. 98 – Under the Skin and Draft Day

 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, TFS’ Dan Mecca, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, before diving into a feature review of Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi drama Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to [...]

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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘Breaking the Waves,’ ‘Double Indemnity,’ ‘Touch of Evil,’ 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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New to Streaming: ‘Joe,’ ‘Bastards,’ ‘Touch of Sin,’ ‘Hateship Loveship,’ ‘Afflicted,’ ‘Milius,’ 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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