Although I’m sure one is cooking, Sony Pictures Classics have gone the road less traveled and released four clips before delivering a trailer for one of our favorite Sundance dramas. In Smashed, director James Ponsoldt takes a devastating look at alcoholism, thanks to a magnificent lead performance from Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World‘s Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
One of best elements of the film is showing how her disease affects the people around her and below one can see Winstead interacting in very different situations. First up we have Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul, who plays her significant other, then Park and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman and his real-life wife Megan Mullally as colleagues, and lastly a glimpse at a powerful speech she gives at her AA support group. Check out the clips below, which should tide us over until a full trailer arrives.
Smashed also shows at TIFF and lands on October 12th.
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, managing editor Dan Mecca and I review Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby. Before that, however, we take a look at radical cinematic adaptations of classic literature. Finally, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and DVD in the coming [...]
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