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John Lasseter on Hayao Miyazaki, Spike Lee’s Mo’ne Davis Doc, Horror of ‘Mulholland Drive’ & 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. John Lasseter discusses Hayao Miyazaki at a Tokyo International Film Festival keynote, THR reports: “Whenever […]

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Gareth Edwards’ ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Recruits ‘Foxcatcher’ and ‘Killing Them Softly’ Cinematographer Greig Fraser

A mere five years ago, cinematographer Greig Fraser was still working with collaborators in his native home of Australia including Jane Campion and Nash Edgerton, but it was only a short matter of time before he’d be one of the most sought-after talents in Hollywood. From Matt Reeves‘ Let Me In to Spike Jonze‘s Arcade Fire […]

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Watch the Greatest Movie Deaths of All-Time, According to ‘The ABCs of Death 2′ Filmmakers

We recently sat down with one of the 26 filmmakers behind the horror anthology of The ABCs of Death 2, Erik Matti, to discuss the logistics of creating the film, when to use comedy in horror, the future of VOD, and much, much more, but we saved one segment of our conversation for last. Published […]

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Jack O’Connell Circles Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote,’ Ben Wheatley Assembles ‘Free Fire’ Ensemble, and More

While we won’t believe it until we’re actually in theaters viewing the final product, word arrived this summer that Terry Gilliam would finally be returning to The Man Who Killed Don Quixote with a new cast. Led by John Hurt, the now meta-narrative centers on someone making a Don Quixote film and we have one […]

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Watch the First Six Minutes From Jemaine Clement’s Vampire Mockumentary ‘What We Do In the Shadows’

It’s been 10 months since I’ve seen the New Zealand vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows and it still remains one of the funniest films of the year (or rather next, when it’ll be released in the United States). Coming from writers and directors Taika Waititi (Boy) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the […]

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Greta Gerwig & Julie Delpy to Lead Todd Solondz’s ‘Welcome to the Dollhouse’ Pseudo-Sequel ‘Weiner-Dog’

With a voice quite unlike anyone else in filmmaking, it’s been a few years since writer-director Todd Solondz made a feature, but we can finally welcome him back soon. Once again, Megan Ellison and her Annapurna company have stepped up to help out, getting behind the next film from the director, along with his Happiness collaborators, Christine […]

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Making of ‘Butch Cassidy,’ Scorsese Documenting ‘Grateful Dead,’ Alex Ross Perry’s Top 10 Criterions & 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. Martin Scorsese will produce a documentary on The Grateful Dead, directed by Amir Bar-Lev, Deadline […]

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‘Boyhood’ Leads 2014 Gotham Independent Film Award Nominations

Kicking off the awards season this year is the nominations for the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards, often including a slate of features much more compelling than what The Academy offers up. This year, as one might expect, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood led the pack, picking up nods for Best Feature, Actor, Actress, and Breakthrough Actor. Meanwhile, […]

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Steve Carell to Lead Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Dr. Strangelove’-Inspired ‘I.Q. 83′; New ‘Foxcatcher’ Stills

It’s become almost certain that we’ll never see Charlie Kaufman‘s wildly ambitious meta-Hollywood musical Frank or Francis, but it looks like he will get a chance to collaborate with one of the talents circling that abandoned project for a new film. Steve Carell, who was attached to Frank with Jack Black and Nicolas Cage, has now […]

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Watch: Brad Pitt and Louis C.K. Stop By Zach Galifianakis’ ‘Between Two Ferns’

While it’s not quite the President, Zach Galifianakis has released his latest episode of Between Two Ferns, this time interviewing Brad Pitt, whose currently out and about promoting his WWII tank drama Fury. Also featuring Louis C.K., some spitting, and talk of Friends, it’s another entertaining edition of the Scott Aukerman-produced web series. For those in […]

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