A few years ago, director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) teamed with Ridley Scott’s production company for an extensive undertaking in the world of cinema. They put a global call out for anyone to submit footage from their life, but from only a single, specific day in July. Many months of editing later, we got the feature film Life in a Day, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was later released on YouTube. Now, in time for the holidays, we have Macdonald’s follow-up.
Taking the shorter form of 50 minutes, Christmas In a Day adds the restriction of sticking just to the United Kingdom as we follow a number of stories in the region, including one family coping with illness, the joy of kids on Christmas morning, the killing of a goose, and much more. Wherever you are in the world today, if you want to add some holiday spirit (and not just the sugar-coated version one might expect from many weeks of non-stop advertisments), check out the documentary below.
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, TFS’ Dan Mecca, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, before diving into a feature review of Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi drama Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]