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Paul Feig Unveils All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast as First Plot Details Emerge

  Update: Sony has confirmed the film will open on July 22nd, 2016. With no more than the promise of a fresh angle, Paul Feig has done the impossible: made us at least a little bit interested in a Ghostbusters reboot. Speculation on casting has been high since the Bridesmaids director was, in August, revealed […]


Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo to Make ‘Selma’ Reunion on Hurricane Katrina Project

Riding a wave of acclaim and controversy from their collaboration on Selma, helmer Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo have found another civil-rights narrative to tackle — one arguably even more relevant to our current state. Per Variety, it’s learned they’re setting sights on “a feature film chronicling a love story and murder mystery during […]


John Carpenter’s Album ‘Lost Themes’ Is Now Available to Stream

Should a Twitter account primarily filled with notices of watching basketball and playing video games be proof positive that John Carpenter will never make another film, go ahead and take the next-best thing: Lost Themes, an album of new musical compositions that can fill the void in your heart. After releasing a few singles in […]


Watch: ‘Z for Zachariah’ Brings Sci-Fi Love Triangle to Sundance In New Clip

Z for Zachariah features Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), Chris Pine (Star Trek, Into The Woods), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as the last three survivors on Earth. With a limited choice of partners, the three indulge in an explosive love triangle that could bring about their ruin. This is Craig […]


Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ and Clinton Documentary Potentially Pushed Back; Watch New Video Essay on Director

Let’s hope it’s a simple matter of miscommunication on someone’s part when Variety casually mention that Martin Scorsese‘s Silence, a film right near the top of our most-anticipated of 2015, is now being geared for a release in 2016. His decades-in-the-works passion project has been a bit slow to get off the ground, what with […]

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Watch Jia Zhangke’s New Short ‘Smog Stories’

I think Jia Zhangke is among Asia’s most significant filmmakers largely because his social criticisms can take so many forms, oscillating from feature to documentary and, within either, various genres — romance, action film, meta-textual document, sci-fi, etc. — while maintaining a consistent excellence. And so those who’ve only seen the man’s recent, hugely entertaining […]


Watch Xavier Dolan Discuss Criticism, ‘Mommy,’ and More For Over Two Hours

Arriving this weekend is what Xavier Dolan calls his first true U.S. release, Mommy, a film we named in top 50 of 2014, saying it’s “moving and painfully beautiful, with astounding performances throughout.” While Laurence Anyways and other films of his have gotten U.S. distribution, this is the first major release of sorts, coming from […]


Watch: Marlon Brando Takes Center Stage In First Clip From Sundance Doc ‘Listen To Me Marlon’

Made from more than 200 hours of Marlon Brando’s personal audiotapes, Listen To Me Marlon is an archive of Brando’s personal thoughts, acting studies, and self-hypnoses that Brando had hoped to use them all in an autobiographical film before his death. Stevan Riley (Blue Blood, Fire In Babylon), with a blessing from the Brando estate […]


PTA’s Ben Affleck-Led SNL Short, ND/NF 2015 Line-Up, Importance of Second Viewings, and More

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, 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 Public Domain Project has launched with 3,281,096 pieces of footage, 274,363 audio files, and […]


Don Hertzfeldt Will Head to ‘Antarctica’ With ‘The Guest’ Producers For Next Feature-Length Animation

As the premiere of his next short film quickly approaches, Don Hertzfeldt, the independent animator and Oscar-nominated filmmaker of Rejected and It’s Such a Beautiful Day, has unveiled his new feature-length animation, Antarctica. The animated tale will be set in Antarctica, as the title suggests, and as one might expect, feature his signature hand-drawn style, but unlike his previous […]

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