Welcome to the newest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, staff writer Danny King and I look at the controversy surrounding 48 frames-per-second film projection, as well as other trends in digital film projection and recording. Then we jump into a feature review of Frédéric Jardin’s slick, fast-paced thriller Sleepless Night. To end we dive into some upcoming theatrical and home video picks, including Steven Soderbergh’s spy thriller Haywire, and the behemoth that is Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. Stream below or click to download (right-click and save as…).
Opening music comes courtesy of Deerhunter and the sample of Sleepless Night trailer from Tribeca Films.
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