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David Lynch & Patti Smith Converse, Analyzing the Opening of ‘Drive,’ Stop Chopping Movies, 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. One of our Cannes favorites, Amour Fou, will be released this March by Film Movement. […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Will Lead Mira Nair’s ‘Queen of Katwe’

After last year’s break-out with 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o quickly jumped aboard the blockbuster train with a little film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens and one of the upcoming The Jungle Book reboots, but thankfully she’ll still have time for smaller-scale fare. It’s now been revealed she’ll take part in the next […]

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Joaquin Phoenix’s Evolution, ‘Twin Peaks’ on Film, What’s Missing From ‘Foxcatcher,’ 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. In a Playboy interview, Joaquin Phoenix discusses how he’s evolved as an actor: Believe me, […]

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Paul Greengrass Looks Toward ‘1984’; Mel Gibson Seeks Directorial Comeback with Andrew Garfield-Led WWII Film

Although a return to what made him bankable should close off the next two years, Paul Greengrass isn’t taking one job as some reason to lay low. Deadline tell us the helmer, not so long after signing for a Cold War-era thriller, has become attached to a film version of George Orwell’s 1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four […]

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Watch: 50-Minute Documentary ‘Made in the USA’ Explores the Career of Robert Altman

Eight years ago today we lost one of our greatest filmmakers. Robert Altman, the American Maverick whose influence is still being felt today (as evidenced in next month’s Inherent Vice), left us with nearly 40 films, ranging from his break-out MASH to classics such as McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Nashville, and The Long Goodbye to final […]

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Steve McQueen to Direct Female-Led Heist Thriller Based on British Series ‘Widows’

Well, this is peculiar. After more or less radio silence since his Oscar win for 12 Years a Slave, earlier this week director Steve McQueen announced that his next feature will be his “dream project” based on the life of activist, singer, and actor Paul Robeson. Either some wires got crossed, or he’s simply changed […]

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Mike Nichols, Director of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 83

It is with exceptional sadness we report that one of our greatest storytellers has passed away. Mike Nichols, the German-born director of The Graduate and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, has died at the age of 83 after suffering cardiac arrest. ABC first reported the news early this morning, with a statement from ABCS News […]

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‘About Elly’ Gets U.S. Release, Woody Allen’s Early Short, ‘Psycho’ Typewriter Auction, 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. Asghar Farhadi‘s incredible About Elly will finally be released in the U.S., specially on April […]

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Feature-Length Documentary & Hour-Long Interview Examines the Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock

There’s no shortage of stellar interviews and documentaries when it comes to exploring the life and career of Alfred Hitchcock, but we’re always in the mood for more insight into the Master of Suspense’s filmmaking history. Today we have some of the most comprehensive, thanks to a trio of videos. First up, our friends at […]

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Keanu Reeves, Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike, and Christopher Lambert Land Next Projects

More than a year after word of its development had leaked, things are becoming a bit more clear on Tarsem‘s The Panopticon. According to The Wrap, “negotiations are in a sensitive stage” with Keanu Reeves to lead a project that, as scripted by Craig Rosenberg (After the Sunset, The Uninvited), follows “a seemingly ordinary man […]

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