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Alfred Hitchcock

Walk Through Alfred Hitchcock’s Career With Documentary, Masterclass, Video Essay & More

One of the most iconic and revered filmmakers in cinema history, Alfred Hitchcock’s importance to the medium has led to a lengthy amount of material on the man and both his public and private life, with no end of books, articles, films and documentaries. Today we now have a few more materials to gain a […]

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Hong Sang-soo, Leonardo DiCaprio, and More Developing New Projects

Not exactly slowing his roll, Hong Sang-soo is already shooting the follow-up to last year’s Right Now, Wrong Then — one of the finest films we saw in 2015, and one likely to end up on a few best-of-2016 lists if it actually gets released — all the while reuniting with leads Jung Jae-young and Kim Min-hee. Information on his 18th […]

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Claire Denis’ Robert Pattinson-Led ‘High Life’ Will Feature Unwanted Insemination and Black Holes

Stories are certainly significant in Claire Denis‘ films, though their role is often to be a vehicle for her significant skills as a visual storyteller. (I can tell you what The Intruder‘s story is, but I couldn’t lay out the “plot” unless I’d just seen it. Even then…) And so while I’d normally hesitate to read a synopsis for […]


Watch: Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass Bring Back ‘Jason Bourne’ in Super Bowl Spot

Out of all of this year’s Super Bowl spots, the one holding the most anticipation was certainly the next chapter in the Bourne franchise. Having seen no footage previously and not even a title, we’ve wondered what Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon have been cooking up for the fifth iteration in the franchise and their third together. […]

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Christopher Nolan Reteaming With Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema For ‘Dunkirk’

As Christopher Nolan prepares for an early summer shoot of his World War II drama Dunkirk, he’s busy filling out his cast and crew. With composer Hans Zimmer returning, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, and Tom Hardy are filling out the ensemble and many unknown newcomers are still waiting to be cast. Set to shoot in IMAX 65mm […]

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Watch VFX Breakdowns for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Martian’ & More

One of the consistently enjoyable aspects of VFX breakdown videos, a popular item every Oscar season, is that you don’t need to have enjoyed either the film in question or its broken-down effects to wring some amusement from them. Or seen the movies, for that matter. Even having only sat through the entirety of one title featured in this countdown (Mad Max: […]

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Watch a Video Essay on Storytelling Through Composition

Being that most video essays are looking to give some razzle dazzle via their visual format, it’s a given that composition comes up in… well, just about any example that’s worth a damn. But the many forms of composition are explored far less often than specific styles or the ways a particular director uses them, and so the latest […]

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Watch: First Clip and New Images from Jeff Nichols’ Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Midnight Special’

The first of two Jeff Nichols films arriving this year, Midnight Special finds him in sci-fi thriller mode. Inspired by Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., and Starman, the film will finally premiere next week at the Berlin Film Festival, and ahead of our review, we have the first clip, a batch of new images, […]


‘Antichrist’ Banned in France, ‘The Look of Silence’ Streaming For Free, Spielberg Goes VR, 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. George Miller will preside the Jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes. You Must […]


‘Room’ and ‘Frank’ Director Lenny Abrahamson’s 10 Favorite Films

The best-known films of director Lenny Abrahamson, Frank and the quadruple Oscar-nominee Room, follow sad, and in some cases, broken souls as they search and fight for even the tiniest glimpse of happiness. Frank follows a band with an intentionally unpronounceable name, whose lead singer (Michael Fassbender) always wears a fake plastic head, concealing his scarred face […]