Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman, and I talk about the pitfalls of festival hype. Then we review the Sundance Film Festival favorite, Beasts of the Southern Wild. To end we give our picks for upcoming theatrical and home video releases, including Lockout, The Turin Horse, and we politely decline to add to the already overwhelming The Dark Knight Rises hype. Then, as a special treat, we give you our top selections of things we watched on our own this week. Make sure to listen all the way to the end for a special announcement!
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0:00 – 13:49 – Introduction and discussion on festival hype.
13:49 – 51:41 – Our feature review of Beasts of the Southern Wild
51:41 – 1:08:25 – Top Picks for the week ahead, a special announcement, and closing remarks
Opening music comes courtesy of Joy Division. Clip from the trailer for Beasts of the Southern Wild courtesy of Fox Searchlight.
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