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Watch Charlie Kaufman and Crew Craft ‘Anomalisa’ in New Featurette; Listen to Carter Burwell’s Score

Creating 1,261 faces, over 1,000 costumes and props, and 118,089 frames of film over three years of production, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson‘s Anomalisa finally made its debut at fall festivals this year, where it was thankfully picked up by Paramount for a release a month from today. We now have a great, brief featurette […]

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Watch a Visual Effects Breakdown For Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’

One of the more puzzling box-office failures of the year is Robert Zemeckis‘ The Walk, an often thrilling and moving feat of visual effects and genuine emotion, as detailed in our review. Barely crossing the $10 million domestic mark, it’s a shame many won’t get the opportunity to experience it in it intended IMAX presentation, […]


Cahiers du cinéma’s Top 10 Films of 2015 Includes ‘Mia Madre,’ ‘Jauja,’ ‘Arabian Nights,’ & More

Established in the 1950’s by André Bazin, Joseph-Marie Lo Duca, and Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, France’s Cahiers du cinéma has long been a bastion for quality film criticism. Year after year their rundown of the top films usually ignites a response, and we doubt 2015 will be any different. They’ve now released their list for this year, […]


‘The Assassin,’ ‘Carol,’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Top Sight & Sound’s 20 Best Films of 2015

While our year-end coverage will arrive at… well, the end of the year, other outlets are getting the jump early. One of the first is the estimable Sight & Sound, who have culled together 20 of the year’s best films from 168 of their contributors and colleagues. Topping the list is Hou Hsiao-hsien‘s magnificent The Assassin. […]


Giveaway: Win ‘American Ultra’ Starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg on Blu-ray

Arriving on Blu-ray this week is the stoner comedy/thriller American Ultra starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg. We’ve teamed with Lionsgate Home Entertainment to give away two (2) Blu-rays of the film. See how to enter below and all entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 29th. To enter, do the first two steps and then 3 and 4 each count […]

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Ozu Muse Setsuko Hara Dies at 95; Stream Her Best Films

Having been born in 1920, it’s hardly any shock that Setsuko Hara has passed away; and having entirely disappeared from the public spotlight by 1963, it isn’t so odd that only today, November 25, do we learn of a death that occurred on September 5. But the actress, as iconic as any that Japanese cinema […]

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Watch: Quentin Tarantino, Cast & Crew Discuss the Glorious 70mm of ‘The Hateful Eight’ In New Featurette

With the 70mm roadshow release officially clocking in at 187 minutes (including a 12-minute intermission) for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight, you’ll certainly want to travel to the closet theater playing the special event. As we await the official list (we know it’s coming to 96 theaters in the United States, 4 in Canada, and […]


‘Carol’ Tops 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

In its 31st year, the Film Independent Spirt Awards showcase the best that modest (and, occasionally, lower budget) filmmaking has to offer annually. This year, it’s little surprise the the stellar Carol is leading the pack with six nominations, while Spotlight and Beasts of No Nation are close behind with five each. On the actual smaller […]

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Martin Scorsese Circling William Monahan-Scripted Evel Knievel Biopic

It was just a few months ago we learned that Darren Aronofsky was eying to potentially direct an Evel Knievel biopic produced by and starring Channing Tatum. However, he recently dropped the project and set his sights on a drama starring Jennifer Lawrence. Now it looks like the story of the infamous daredevil might still see […]


Will Smith on Turning Down ‘Django’; Alex Ross Perry Talks ‘Winnie the Pooh’; Alfonso Cuarón on Restoration, and More

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage. The Assassin dominated this year’s Golden Horse Awards, Variety reports. Will Smith explains why he […]