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New to Streaming: ‘Listen Up Philip,’ ‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘We are the Best!,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2,’ and More


With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the 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 streaming […]

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Bride of Frankenstein,’ ‘Caligari,’ ‘Repulsion,’ ‘Abbott and Costello’ & 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 […]


Keanu Reeves on ‘John Wick,’ Directorial Advice, DGA’s Antiquated Rules, Favorite Expletive & More


Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]


Director Lynn Shelton Talks ‘Laggies,’ Keira Knightley’s Naturalism, Striving For Realism, and More


For some time Lynn Shelton has been making largely improvised pictures. The director behind Humpday, Touchy Feely, and the fantastic Your Sister’s Sister has now made a change of pace with her latest film, Laggies.


The Film Stage Show Ep. 118 – Listen Up Philip


Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]


‘John Wick’ Filmmakers on How to Direct Action, DGA, Keanu Reeves’ Advice, and More


As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]


Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘La Dolce Vita,’ ‘Los Angeles Plays Itself,’ 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 […]


Composer Nathan Johnson on Scoring ‘Young Ones,’ ‘Kill the Messenger,’ and Vinyl Release of ‘Looper’


Composer Nathan Johnson is a master at making off-beat and imperfect instruments sound distant yet accessible on a number of vastly different narratives (see: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper). His latest work is a pair of scores for films that were both released this month, Jake Paltrow‘s neo-western Young Ones and the journalistic thriller Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner. Johnson has also been producing a couple albums and […]


The Dance of Reality in Steven Spielberg’s ‘1941’


We re-evaluate what was widely considered Steven Spielberg’s first outright failure and see how it fits in the rest of his career.


Composer Steven Price on the Success of ‘Gravity’ and Capturing the Horror of ‘Fury’


We talk with the Oscar-winning composer about his career thus far and working with David Ayer on his World War II thriller.

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