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DRAFT DAY

Tom Welling Talks the Authenticity of ‘Draft Day,’ Seeing Someone Fired, and the Impact of ‘Smallville’

 

In theaters now, Ivan Reitman‘s new film, Draft Day, does quite a bit with a hard subject. Part of that is the writing, but a lot of the success on screen is due to the amassing of talent Reitman manages and the flash he implants into ordinary scenes. The life of a GM during a tumultuous and pressure-packed [...]

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘Day for Night,’ ‘Cat People’ & 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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Nicolas Cage, David Gordon Green, and Tye Sheridan Discuss Creating Their Southern Gothic Drama ‘Joe’

 

The team behind Joe on he way this film and Green’s last film, Prince Avalanche, feel like they share some DNA beyond just the director, the way that Green incorporates pieces of the actors into their characters, the importance of the facial hair that Cage sports and whether it was real or not, what kind of personal experiences Cage and Green brought to the film, and much more.

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The Archive: Deleted ‘King of Comedy’ Scenes, Welles On TV, On the Set With Hitchcock, Fellini, Resnais, Godard, Lean & More

 

The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, Grace Kelly signs a miniature version of Jimmy Stewart‘s leg [...]

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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘A Touch of Sin,’ ‘Before Midnight,’ ‘Collateral,’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ & 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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And Weird On Top: Revisiting David Lynch’s ‘Wild at Heart’

 

It’s easy to divide David Lynch’s career into sections of surprising commercial accessibility and complete mainstream alienation — the cultural breakthrough of Twin Peaks being the best representation of the former, the borderline solipsistic experimentation of Inland Empire standing in for the latter. This notwithstanding, to place his 1990 feature, Wild at Heart — a highly [...]

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 97 – Nymphomaniac and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

 

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier before diving into a feature review of Lars von Trier‘s four-hour-plus drama Nymphomaniac. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video [...]

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‘Afflicted’ Duo on How to Make the Most of a Small Budget, Cutting Their Favorite Scene, and More

 

Some films are simply fun to talk about, something that’s certainly the case with Afflicted, particularly last year during its Fantastic Fest premiere. Following tremendous buzz, the film ended up garnering the awards for top screenwriting, directing, and best picture in the horror features category. Released this past week by CBS Films, the film starts with two long-time friends, [...]

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New to Streaming: ‘Breaking the Waves,’ ‘The Graduate,’ ‘Ali,’ ‘Close Encounters,’ ‘Zatoichi,’ 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: ‘Vampyr,’ von Sternberg, William S. Burroughs & 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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